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The Darwin Awards
« on: April 26, 2012, 08:40:19 AM »
Every once in a while one of these stories pops up in the news and I think they deserve some kind of recognition...or at least a place to file them.

I will get it started with this one:

Swiss woman dies after attempting to live on sunlight; Woman gave up food and water on spiritual journey

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Documentary film 'In the Beginning, There Was Light' gave her the idea.

Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger reports that a woman starved to death after embarking on a spiritual diet that required her to stop eating or drinking and live off sunlight alone.

The Zurich newspaper reported Wednesday that the unnamed Swiss woman in her fifties decided to follow the radical fast in 2010 after viewing an Austrian documentary about an Indian guru who claims to have lived this way for 70 years.
In a doomsday scenario, hippies will be among the first casualties. So not everything about doomsday will be bad.

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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 08:47:05 AM »
Ahh yes!  Natural selection!  You gotta love it!
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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 09:41:17 AM »
Ahh yes!  Natural selection!  You gotta love it!

Yep.

You know those lists that always tally the top ways people die?  Maybe stupidity should be listed as #1.
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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 11:43:15 AM »
Stupid is almost a prerequisite, and thankfully that will ensure natural selection works its magic disproportionately more upon our poor liberal friends.

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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 02:38:23 PM »
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... an Indian guru who claims to have lived this way for 70 years.

Suuuure he did.  Yep, stupidity serves up its own justice.

Got one niggle, here; she is ineligible for the Darwin Award if she reproduced pre-stupidity.
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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012, 03:05:12 PM »
by the way, Trap, excellent topic
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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012, 03:38:12 PM »
I think my favorite one is the guy that tried to steal something from a vending machine by sticking his hand up the chute, and then he got it stuck.  In his struggle to free himself he managed to pull the machine down on top of him crushing his skull.
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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2012, 04:48:00 PM »
I saw one going around (pictures included) of a would-be copper thief.  He attempted to cut wires from inside a fenced-in electrical substation. Needless to say 13,000 volts can incinerate entire limbs off.
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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2012, 10:04:02 PM »
I saw one going around (pictures included) of a would-be copper thief.  He attempted to cut wires from inside a fenced-in electrical substation. Needless to say 13,000 volts can incinerate entire limbs off.

We had two of those locally. They were in the median of the freeway stealing wire from the streetlights. How they could have possibly figured that they could do this without getting zapped is beyond comprehension....and apparently beyond possibility.

They fried themselves in full view of morning commuters.

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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2012, 10:42:06 PM »
You need to post those here.
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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2012, 11:19:42 PM »
You need to post those here.


http://thatswacked.wordpress.com/2010/02/15/copper-thieves-fried-alive/


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eta - that's not even the one I saw before. The ones I saw were a Powerpoint slideshow, and in that case the electricity entered through the bolt cutters into one arm, then exited the other arm grounding onto a chain link fence. Result: both arms incinerated up to the elbow. Some of the electricity exited the groin too, also incinerating that area. That actually seems to be a very common grounding point on these morons. It somehow puts an exclamation point on their Darwin Award qualifications.
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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2012, 12:04:13 AM »

Crusty.

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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2012, 12:41:49 AM »
Need to see that happen live on youtube.

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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2012, 07:24:59 AM »
In the military fires are classified as to what fuels them, in order from lowest to highest - Alpha, Bravo, Charlie & Delta.

(See chart on page 4-3 in link below)

http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/policy/navy/nrtc/14057_ppr_ch4.pdf

The clowns above are what we would normally call "Screaming Alpha's", though in this case they probably had very little time to scream.  The screaming was probably done by the poor bastards that found these idiots.
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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2012, 09:11:09 PM »
  I hope she wasn't allowed to breed.
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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2012, 09:27:06 PM »

Speaking of the Galapagos, is it possible to teleport fddzss321 and all his posts there?

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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2012, 09:31:13 PM »

Speaking of the Galapagos, is it possible to teleport fddzss321 and all his posts there?


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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #17 on: April 28, 2012, 10:16:18 AM »
Need to see that happen live on youtube.

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I'm guessing those weren't an open casket affair.
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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2012, 04:56:43 AM »
Every once in a while one of these stories pops up in the news and I think they deserve some kind of recognition...or at least a place to file them.

I will get it started with this one:

Swiss woman dies after attempting to live on sunlight; Woman gave up food and water on spiritual journey

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Documentary film 'In the Beginning, There Was Light' gave her the idea.

Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger reports that a woman starved to death after embarking on a spiritual diet that required her to stop eating or drinking and live off sunlight alone.

The Zurich newspaper reported Wednesday that the unnamed Swiss woman in her fifties decided to follow the radical fast in 2010 after viewing an Austrian documentary about an Indian guru who claims to have lived this way for 70 years.


Was her experiment in solar energy funded by the Stymie Administration ?

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Re: The Darwin Awards
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2012, 04:42:08 PM »
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