Nature's Way of Weeding Out the Stupid (Darwin Candidates)

Discussion in 'What's On Your Mind?' started by Mike, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    It's not clear what happened here. Most rocketeers use "homemade" rockets in that they assemble kits; he could quite well have been using standard stuff with Estes (or Estivsky) engines. A rocket using those could kill you if they hit you in the head. I inadvertently used a one-size too big engine on a rocket I put together and it went horizontal immediately off the launch pad, about 5 feet off the ground. s**t happens.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Another honorable mention ...

    BBC: Bungee cord snaps above crocodile-infested waters

    No one down below to assist in case of equipment failure? :eek:
     
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Holy (expletive deleted), I just said to my husband, well it's not a woman, you can be sure of that. And then -- lo and behold! Eeeeeeeeeek!
     
  4. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Nope, doesn't even remotely qualify. Darwin awards are for those people so studid that they have enriched our gene pool by rendering themselves incapable of reproducing. Usually this is accomplished achieving room temperature in a rather dramatic and entertaining manner.

    Honorable mention is for those who are (1) still alive and (2) presumably retaining functional equipment with which to replicate.
     
  6. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I hear banjoes. Paddle faster!
     
  7. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

  8. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    That's actually a sport at the sxm airport. There's a bar on the beach that is the sole form of entertainment is watching people see how much jet blast they can take and having a few adult beverages. This is the typical result; head injuries, skull fractures along with broken bones are common. That was a airbus a320 look for the videos of 747 or wide bodies taking off steps it up a few notches.

    ... Here's your sign.
     
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Real Darwin material takes on these engines from the front. The pansies stand behind them.
     
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  11. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Not quite spontaneous human combustion but close ...

    CBS Local Los Angeles: Would-Be Copper Thief ‘Extremely Grave’ After He’s Shocked And Catches On Fire

    Seems 33,000 volts gives you quite a buzz, and then some.
     
  13. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    You can get a lot of money for copper, that's why they risk their lives like that. Friend of mine works for a building management company. They were inspecting an empty warehouse prior to putting it out for lease, had been empty over a year. Everything was gone: wiring, plumbing, switches, estimated $500K repair bill.
     
  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Hideous. This is awful. Yes, drug addicts often steal copper. The cheering going on in that comment thread is sick.
     
  15. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Sympathy for thieves is a bit like sympathy for the devil. Or your average pedosmurf.
     
  16. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Sounds like a great way to meet people: carbon dating.
     
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  17. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    GROAN!

    (We also need a referee smiley throwing a yellow flag so I can penalize 15 yards for bad pun)
     
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  18. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Washington Post: A West Virginia pastor pays the price for his faith


    Yes, snakes bite.
     
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  19. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

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  20. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Life's a bitch. Then you die.
     

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