02 January 2007

And the Winner of the Darwin award for 2006 is…

The Darwin award honours those that seek to improveme the human genome by accidentally removing themselves from it, thereby ensuring that the next generation is one idiot smarter.

This year’s runner up prize was awarded to a Brazilian who tried to disassemble a rocket propelled grenade by repeated driving over it. The 2006 award went to two 21 year college students whose feet were found protruding from a deflated helium advertising balloon.

Disregarding the fundamental need for Oxygen to live, the pair pulled down the 8 foot balloon, and climbed inside. Their last words apparently consisted of high-pitched, incoherent giggling as they slowly passed out and passed into the hereafter.

Sheriff's deputies said the two were not victims of foul play. No drugs or alcohol were found. The medical examiner reported that helium inhalation was a significant factor in their deaths.

News report

7 comments:

elasticwaistbandlady said...

That website is one of my favorites! Art Bell and Coast to Coast announce the lucky recipients every year. One of the absolute best was the drunken trio of golfers who placed bets to their friend to wash his balls in the ball washer. He did. They got stuck. Unable to hold his balance he fell thus ripping open the scrotum. Not surprisingly the Golf Club banned them for life. No, he didn't die, but he also won't be producing spawn in this lifetime. Classic.

The mother of the girl found under the balloon admitted that her daughter had a lifelong record of being the jokester and pulling pranks. She did actually get the last laugh, didn't she?

jams o donnell said...

I love it too ewbl. At least it reminds me that no matter how stupid I can be (and I hove done some pretty stupid things)at least I have never taken myself out of the gene pool!

beakerkin said...

The Brazilian students were probably trying to imitate the attrocious voice of Truman Capote.

jams o donnell said...

They were Floridian I believe... I would inmagine an RPG would play merry hell with ones vocal cords....

mullet said...

i was darwinian at 7.........burning plastic...black smoke.....

jams o donnell said...

so what did you set fire to?

mullet said...

just plastic!