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Darwin Awards 2019

#1 Post by OFSO » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:22 am

I nominate anyone following the Bird Box meme. Putting a blindfold on and driving.....

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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#2 Post by Rwy in Sight » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:44 pm

You are right but a challenge is a challenge after all.

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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#3 Post by Krystal n Chips » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:55 pm

Relax, as always where America leads, the UK duly follows !

Now I'm not really au fait with the finer points of bondage, but, I do have a reasonable idea that securing yourself to a car steering wheel doesn't feature too prominently.

A commendable attempt therefore and a name to watch out for in the future.....maybe the couple should be socially introduced to each other ?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-46903945

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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#4 Post by Capetonian » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:22 pm

I read something this morning on the BBC website about guy who was injecting himself with his own semen in order to cure a rash and predictably ended up in hospital. I suppose ending up in hospital doesn't qualify.

Then I heard from a doctor that he had prescribed a course of medication for somebody, taking a pill every alternate day. the guy was admitted to hospital with severe symptoms because he had decided to take 15 pills on the first day of the month rather than space them out.

Again doesn't really qualify but spectacularly stupid
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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#5 Post by Woody » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:26 pm

Looks like we have our first nomination of the year :)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46901245
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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#6 Post by Sisemen » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:20 am

If not a Darwin candidate at least the media have won the 2019 headline of the year :))
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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#7 Post by Capetonian » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:35 am

Yes, that's the one I referred to yesterday. What a wanker!
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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#8 Post by ian16th » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:21 pm

Capetonian wrote:
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Yes, that's the one I referred to yesterday. What a wanker!
Probably how he got his semen.
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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#9 Post by Slasher » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:24 pm

Looks to me like he got his arm pregnant.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24m-V2f9-sY

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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#10 Post by OFSO » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:31 pm

Still, when all is said and done, injecting it into your own body can have less dangerous consequences than injecting it into someone else's.

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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#11 Post by Woody » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:52 am

Another early entry for this years award :-o


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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#12 Post by Pontius Navigator » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:52 am

Ah, that is a slightly different slant, and pictures, from the ones I saw in TOP that suggested she climbed in a bikini. Stripping off at the summit is rather different and I imagine not that infrequent on 5,000 foot peaks.

In UK you would have to settle for one in Wales or Scotland.

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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#13 Post by OFSO » Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:01 am

In Wales or Scotland you would have to settle for goose pimples !

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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#14 Post by llondel » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:13 am

Here's a bunch of potential candidates just waiting for their chance to shine.

https://www.gishgallop.com/government-o ... challenge/
Chico, CA — Government officials have issued a warning to be on the lookout for teenagers laying on railroad tracks across the country. The phenomena, which started on the Internet, is being called the “Railroad Track Challenge” and dares mostly young people to lay on railroad tracks and get up at the last-minute as a train approaches.
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According to government officials, no one has been injured or killed because of this latest challenge, but they expect that to change soon.

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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#15 Post by Capetonian » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:40 pm

Girl, 13, kills herself with her father's rifle in Turkey after playing the online Blue Whale 'game' that drives people to take their own life

Emine Karadag, 13, was found dead at her home in Adana, southern Turkey
The teenager left drawings of whales and a list of 25 things to do 'before I die'
There was also instructions from the deadly social media ‘game’ Blue Whale
Game involves 50 days of tasks, including self harming, ending in suicide
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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#16 Post by ExSp33db1rd » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:01 am

Lime Scooters win again. Get rid of them I say, but must admit that this sort of behaviour doesn't help them, but should we worry about this individual?

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/a ... d=12201345

Quote: Police say Sands was riding a Lime scooter and travelling in the wrong direction on a busy downtown street

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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#17 Post by OFSO » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:33 am

Limes on fire in the Place de Bastille, Paris, on Saturday, along with cars and scooters. Don't burn very well.

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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#18 Post by Boac » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:48 pm

Sands was riding a Lime scooter and travelling in the wrong direction on a busy downtown street
- he was from Ireland. I trusty no-one else was hurt.

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#19 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:20 pm

For months now, the city's emergency rooms have been awash in something else: severely injured people, many of them young and formerly uninhibited.
Or young and formally uninhabited

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Re: Darwin Awards 2019

#20 Post by OFSO » Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:23 pm

Surely not formerly, but presently, uninhabited by intelligence ? Should be left broken-limbed and bleeding, crawling along the road, so the rest of us can have a good laugh. And perhaps handed leaflets on how to play the Blue Whale Game (OpsNormal Passim).

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