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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 02:05    Post subject: New Darwin awards Reply with quote

http://jdgroover.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/the-2013-darwin-awards-are-out/

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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 02:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only number 1 could actually be a Darwin award winner, as they removed their ability to contribute to the gene pool. None of the rest did so.
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 12:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

kamalktk wrote:
Only number 1 could actually be a Darwin award winner, as they removed their ability to contribute to the gene pool. None of the rest did so.


Well spotted! I think it's true that the Darwin Awards should involve actual deaths, rather than just stupidity.
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 13:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a real list of Darwin awards? I'm pretty sure I've heard most of them before, they all seem to be variations on old urban legends.....maybe they became self-fulfilling?

Number 4 is definitely an old story, location details changed I think.
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 18:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure where the 'official' lists of Darwin Awards come from, there does seem to be quite a few fake ones doing the rounds.

The one about the bus stop and the mental patients goes back a good ten years or so.
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PostPosted: 23-12-2013 19:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original FTMB Darwin Awards thread is here:

http://www.forteantimes.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1681

On there you also find the web site for the darwin awards:

http://www.darwinawards.com/


Hence this puny excuse for a thread should be deleted, expunged, and flushed away without further ado - it just makes the place look untidy! Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: 28-02-2014 05:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't think so its real :/

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PostPosted: 28-02-2014 08:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

The official Darwin Awards site doesn't seem to have been updated for a year and the related Facebook page since last December.

Perhaps the joke is wearing thin, now that Snopes can quickly tell us whether a bizarre death really happened or not.
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