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« on: 11/01/2008 23:18:58 »
The Darwin Awards 2007 came out earlier today, 11th January 2008 and they are a "tongue-in-cheek" from the Evolutionist, Charles Darwin's book "The Evolution of the Species.

A Chronicle of Enterprising Demises
Honoring those who improve the species...by
accidentally removing themselves from it!

http://www.darwinawards.com/ 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Darwin_Awards 


 

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« Reply #1 on: 13/01/2008 02:28:11 »
Hum, Neil isn't listed nor is Paul. This list of near misses is NOT an inclusive list.

Come to think of it, I'm not listed either. Hum?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 13/01/2008 03:44:41 »
I guess they neglected the 'usual suspects' this year. Not to worry, recognition for my efforts is sure to come...one day.
 

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« Reply #3 on: 13/01/2008 17:05:42 »
Considering that you need to die* to get a Darwin award I'm quite glad nobody here has one.

* or otherwise remove yourself from the gene pool.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 13/01/2008 17:58:38 »
I know and that is what the site says but it's kind of true. When we die
so we are removed from the gene pool. IMO
 

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« Reply #5 on: 13/01/2008 19:22:28 »
But didn't you read the "near miss" section? It is called Wendy's Corner.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 13/01/2008 19:46:06 »
I'd like to think that I'm on the list of un-listables !!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 13/01/2008 20:46:52 »
But didn't you read the "near miss" section? It is called Wendy's Corner.

I don't know where it is in this site.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 13/01/2008 21:10:10 »
I think this is where Jimbob refers in your link.. I think correct me if I am wrong Jim Bob!


   
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The Darwin Awards 2007 came out earlier today, 11th January 2008 and they are a "tongue-in-cheek" from the Evolutionist, Charles Darwin's book "The Evolution of the Species.

A Chronicle of Enterprising Demises
Honoring those who improve the species...by
accidentally removing themselves from it!

http://www.darwinawards.com/

Wendy's Corner: Stupid Meme.
I listen to the radio on the way to Tech Shop, and every day I hear the same advertisement. "This is Bill Handel with Marginal Legal Advice." What the...? Does that company have any idea that the phrase "marginal legal advice" means "poor legal advice"?!!
   Splitting Headache (Near Miss)
September 2007 | A man was splitting seasoned wood early one autumn in preparation for winter. One after another, he would set a log on end and drive his sharp axe through the log, then toss the split wood onto the pile. He was making light work of the pile when he came to a log with a particularly large diameter... Read on.
   Cow-ard
April 2007, Cambodia | Unwanted amorous advaces on a heifer resulted in a man's death at the hooves of the violated bovine. Sounds of a scuffle culminated in the discovery of his naked body lying beneath the frightened family cow. Why did he do it? Read on.
"Why Wendy Will Win a Darwin Herself" -- Part 2/∞
"For Christmas, my cousin Ian gave me a device that resembles a small tennis raquet, with metal mesh, only this tennis raquet is electified with several large batteries. It's a portable bug zapper, a Fly Taser. Ian cautions, 'Don't touch it, it hurts a lot!' Even when the device is turned off, the mesh retains an electrical charge. I can see a dreadful accident in my future..." ~Wendy

Within these portals lie 670 "Enterprising Demises."
Begin with Darwin Awards, the Near Misses, and Urban Legends. Review the Rules or FAQs, or read a random story with a click of the Randomizer button conveniently placed on every page.
   

 
 
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The 2007 IgNobel Prizes
Awards for scientists engaged in silly research.

"Death The Final Frontier"
Star Trek Urns and Caskets? I suspected a joke, but Nick, a VP at Eternal Image, assures me that they really are producing a new line of funerary products for "the four decades of fan base." I suggest a line of Darwin Awards coffins (with satin pockets for stray limbs) and canopic jars.

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition
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« Reply #9 on: 13/01/2008 22:12:03 »
I think this is where Jimbob refers in your link.. I think correct me if I am wrong Jim Bob!


   
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The Darwin Awards 2007 came out earlier today, 11th January 2008 and they are a "tongue-in-cheek" from the Evolutionist, Charles Darwin's book "The Evolution of the Species.

A Chronicle of Enterprising Demises
Honoring those who improve the species...by
accidentally removing themselves from it!

http://www.darwinawards.com/

Wendy's Corner: Stupid Meme.
I listen to the radio on the way to Tech Shop, and every day I hear the same advertisement. "This is Bill Handel with Marginal Legal Advice." What the...? Does that company have any idea that the phrase "marginal legal advice" means "poor legal advice"?!!
   Splitting Headache (Near Miss)
September 2007 | A man was splitting seasoned wood early one autumn in preparation for winter. One after another, he would set a log on end and drive his sharp axe through the log, then toss the split wood onto the pile. He was making light work of the pile when he came to a log with a particularly large diameter... Read on.
   Cow-ard
April 2007, Cambodia | Unwanted amorous advaces on a heifer resulted in a man's death at the hooves of the violated bovine. Sounds of a scuffle culminated in the discovery of his naked body lying beneath the frightened family cow. Why did he do it? Read on.
"Why Wendy Will Win a Darwin Herself" -- Part 2/∞
"For Christmas, my cousin Ian gave me a device that resembles a small tennis raquet, with metal mesh, only this tennis raquet is electified with several large batteries. It's a portable bug zapper, a Fly Taser. Ian cautions, 'Don't touch it, it hurts a lot!' Even when the device is turned off, the mesh retains an electrical charge. I can see a dreadful accident in my future..." ~Wendy

Within these portals lie 670 "Enterprising Demises."
Begin with Darwin Awards, the Near Misses, and Urban Legends. Review the Rules or FAQs, or read a random story with a click of the Randomizer button conveniently placed on every page.
   

 
 
New
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Barnes&Noble.
Booksense,
Amazon,
etc.

 
 
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The 2007 IgNobel Prizes
Awards for scientists engaged in silly research.

"Death The Final Frontier"
Star Trek Urns and Caskets? I suspected a joke, but Nick, a VP at Eternal Image, assures me that they really are producing a new line of funerary products for "the four decades of fan base." I suggest a line of Darwin Awards coffins (with satin pockets for stray limbs) and canopic jars.

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition
that's troublesome. --Isaac Asimov

Don't miss our mottos!
"Chlorinating the Gene Pool"
"Where Evolution Hits the Pavement"
"Die and Learn"
"The Tree of Life is Self-Pruning"
"Next!"

Thanks Karen and yes I know that it's a humourous take-off from Charles Darwin.
 

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« Reply #10 on: 13/01/2008 22:20:07 »
welcome!
 

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« Reply #11 on: 14/01/2008 08:20:57 »
Now the winner is an interesting one.
I don't know much about BAC and how they are measured, so what is 0.47% BAC and is it possible to get to 1%? what does that mean that 1% of your blood is pure alcohol?
 

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