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 Post subject: 2020 Darwin Awards
PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:10 pm 
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Yes, it's that magical time of year again when the Darwin Awards are bestowed, honouring the least evolved among us. I think the bus driver was rather clever. The honourable mention likely should have gone to the staff at the mental institute, however.


Here is the glorious WINNER:



1. When his 38-caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, California would-be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked just fine.


And now, the HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
2. The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat cutting machine and submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company, expecting negligence, sent out one of its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and he also lost a finger. The chef's claim was approved.

3. A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his vehicle to find a woman had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her.

4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn't discovered for 3 days.

5. An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries, he told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.

6. A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer... $15. [If someone points a gun at you and gives you money, is a crime committed?]

7. Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head at the window. The cinder block bounced back and hit the would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.

8. As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole the purse from."

9. The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at 5 a.m., flashed a gun, and demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn't open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for breakfast... The man, frustrated, walked away. [*A 5-STAR STUPIDITY AWARD WINNER]

10. When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a Seattle street by sucking on a hose, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline, but he plugged his siphon hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges saying that it was the best laugh he'd ever had.

In the interest of bettering mankind, please share these with friends and family....unless of course one of these individuals by chance is a distant relative or long lost friend. In that case, be glad they are distant and hope they remain lost.

Remember: They walk among us, they can reproduce - and VOTE!


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 Post subject: Re: 2020 Darwin Awards
PostPosted: Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:57 pm 
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Funny!
I don't think #10 is possible due to the types of systems in these vehicles.
#3 isn't possible, either - due to it being illegal to possess a firearm in Chicago. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: 2020 Darwin Awards
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Well, you could protest the vote Daryl. :)
I'm sure it won't be the last or only vote protest in the U.S. this year. :P

P.S. Apparently, as in many other places, gun laws in Chicago are not doing a very good job of curtailing events such as the one described.


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 Post subject: Re: 2020 Darwin Awards
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I just keep laughing and couldn't finish re telling the bus driver story to my wife in one time~ ~ LOL~ that driver just so smart~

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 Post subject: Re: 2020 Darwin Awards
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Edmonton<500 wrote:
Well, you could protest the vote Daryl. :)
I'm sure it won't be the last or only vote protest in the U.S. this year. :P

P.S. Apparently, as in many other places, gun laws in Chicago are not doing a very good job of curtailing events such as the one described.


I thought laws were made to eliminate those crimes, silly me. :roll:

Oh I see, laws are made to make it appear that gun crimes are being addressed, but doesn't that effect other people's rights?

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 Post subject: Re: 2020 Darwin Awards
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YepYep wrote:
I just keep laughing and couldn't finish re telling the bus driver story to my wife in one time~ ~ LOL~ that driver just so smart~


Yeah, I couldn't stop laughing.

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