full details see the website here.
that the Darwin Awards are given to people who aid the gene pool of the human
race by killing themselves doing stupid things...
years first runner up goes to...
man in Brazil who tried to disassemble a Rocket Propelled Grenade by driving over
it in a car.
this didn't work he got out a sledgehammer and started to hit it...
was killed instantly. Six cars were also destroyed, as was the workshop in which
he was working.
second runner up went to...
Two 21 year olds from Florida, USA. Their feet were found sticking out of a helium
filled advertising balloon. They had climbed into the balloon to get high on the
helium, unfortunately they died of oxygen starvation.
winner by votes on the web site, however, seems* to have gone to a 60 year old
was being treated in hospital for a skin condition. Nurses had told him of the
dangers of getting a flame near his skin, which was covered in a paraffin based
man, however, need a cigarette and took great pains to get out of the ward, through
the fire exit, where he lit the cigarette up.
managed to finish the cigarette... However, when he went to stub out the butt
with his heel, the paraffin on his skin ignited. He died of first degree burns.
Seems because the site didn't actually say who the winner was at the time of writing
this. Ananova reported that it was the two 21 year olds who won...