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    Yet another Darwin Award candidate
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    Ignoring, for the moment, the rich pool of possibilities at and around the political conventions, this would have to be a serious candidate:

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Man- ... 819352.php
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    Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate
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    Quote Originally Posted by tc
    Ignoring, for the moment, the rich pool of possibilities at and around the political conventions, this would have to be a serious candidate:

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Man- ... 819352.php
    Never trust a man with a three barrelled name.
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    Why is it called the Darwin Award?
    Is it because this example is "proof" that evolution isn't necessarily going forward?
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    Natural Selection. These people who doing mind-numbingly stupid things "select" themselves to be removed from the gene pool. Darwin's theory in action.
    You there, on the motorbike! Sell me one of your melons!
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    Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate
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    Here's the link for an ongoing thread on this topic.

    viewtopic.php?f=8&t=34939&p=529118&hilit=darwin#p5 29118
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    Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate
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    Thanks for the (now obvious) explanation.
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    Stupidity is not illegal, but sometimes it carries the death penalty.
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    Re: Yet another Darwin Award candidate
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    I prefer the Ig-Nobels myself these days because usually there's more variety, and also because some recipients will actually come to the ceremony and even appear to be pleased by the award.

    I do have to admit that according to the news report, this case was one of the more novel, dare I say innovative, candidates. Sometimes I worry if there are people trying to intentionally win the award...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 18.99s
    Stupidity is not illegal, but sometimes it carries the death penalty.
    One of the best bumper stickers I've seen: "Stupidity should be painful"
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