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  • Paul DEVER
    Vote early vote often... DARWIN AWARDS NEWSLETTER -- 12 November 2001 DARWIN AWARDS commemorate those who chlorinate our gene pool by accidentally removing
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      DARWIN AWARDS NEWSLETTER -- 12 November 2001

      DARWIN AWARDS commemorate those who chlorinate our gene pool by
      accidentally removing themselves from it in sublimely idiotic ways.
      HERE ARE SIX of the 12 Darwin Awards runners-up for the year 2001!
      See the others at http://www.DarwinAwards.com/?0111

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      CRYSTAL DAZE

      Confirmed | Chihuahua, Mexico is home to two caverns containing the
      largest natural crystals known to man. Some of the clear crystals of
      selenite are over 20 feet long. The newly-discovered caverns buried
      1200 feet below the surface of the earth carry a curse for those who
      seek to plunder their riches. A man recently tried to steal one of the
      magnificent crystals from the roof, and might have succeeded... if he
      hadn't stood directly beneath it while chopping it free. He was was
      crushed by the sparkling stalactite as it heeded the call of gravity.
      (Discovery Channel News)

      http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2001-10.html

      BULLETPROOF?

      March 2001, Ghana | Tribal clashes in Northern Ghana cause some to
      resort to witchcraft in the hope of becoming invulnerable to weapons.
      Sixteen men purchased a potion that would supposedly render them
      invincible to bullets. After smearing the magical lotion over their
      bodies, one brave man volunteered to test the spell by standing in
      a clearing while his compatriots fired upon him... The jujuman who
      had supplied the defective magic was siezed and beaten for his failure.
      (Reuters, New Zealand Press)

      http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2001-15.html

      SNOWBALL'S CHANCE IN HELL

      March, Delaware | Two toll collectors involved in a friendly snowball
      fight decided the match, when one reached out and scooped somesnow from
      a passing truck. The toll collector's hand caught in the rig, and he was
      pulled from his booth and dragged to his death. (USA Today)

      http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2001-21.html

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      Read our new book! It�s the next evolution in HUMOR.
      http://www.DarwinAwards.com/book/?0111
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      INTERSECTING DARWINS

      15 April 2001, Tennessee | A Memphis Darwin Award winner trying to
      beat a train drove around the crossing gates -- only to be struck by
      an oncoming vehicle whose driver had the same mad plan. The occupants
      of one vehicle were killed, and the others injured, making this monumental
      stupidity the first instance of a Darwin Award winner crashing into an
      Honorable Mention. The accident happened to one side of the tracks, so the
      train passed by unimpeded.

      http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2001-17.html

      THAT SINKING FEELING

      16 February 2001, Florida | Karla, 32, drowned after driving her car
      into a 30-foot canal. She could have saved herself, but she refused to
      listen to the 911 operator who urged her to escape, protesting,"All the
      water is going to come in!" If you are unlucky enough to find yourself
      trapped in a sinking car, it is essential to roll down the windows
      immediately so you can escape from the vehicle. Once your door is even
      slightly submerged, the water pressure makes it impossible to open.
      Karla was a strong swimmer and could have paddled to safety, if only
      she had rolled down her window. (Miami Herald)

      http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin1999-52.html

      SPEED BUMP

      8 Aug 2001, Texas | An publican refused further alcoholic drinks to
      an intoxicated bar patron, a known violent drunk. But he stopped the flow
      too late. The incensed man hurled a woman to the floor before he was
      sub-dued by other patrons and ejected from the bar. The authorities were
      sum-monned to the scene, where they found the unconscious patron imitating a
      speed bump in the road outside of the bar. (Arlington Star Telegram)

      http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2001-28.html

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      All twelve nominees are waiting for your vote! Visit our website
      to make sure you choice counts. Vote on the nominees for 2001.

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      Read our new book! It�s the next evolution in HUMOR.
      http://www.DarwinAwards.com/book/?0111
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