The Latest "Future" Candidate for the Darwin Award


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Re: The Latest Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby Daisy » Thu May 10, 2012 7:13 am

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Re: The Latest Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby Conor Dary » Thu May 10, 2012 7:45 am



It is hard comment on this for obvious reasons. But the guy is a moron, for multiple reasons. He jumps in front of a moving car...

Blago never had supporters like that.
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Re: The Latest Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby jazzcyclist » Wed May 30, 2012 8:28 pm

Since I don't want to violate forun rules, I submit without comment.

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Re: The Latest Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby lonewolf » Thu May 31, 2012 6:56 am

A worthy candidate.
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Re: The Latest Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby bad hammy » Thu May 31, 2012 7:57 am

Like father like son . . .
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Re: The Latest Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby Daisy » Thu May 31, 2012 2:06 pm

bad hammy wrote:Like father like son . . .

It's more like groundhog day than Darwinian.
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Re: The Latest Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby jazzcyclist » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:28 pm

This story hits close to home since it happened at a house right behind my Dad's house. He said that not only did the sound of the blast wake him up, but he felt his house shake as well.

3 hospitalized in BR after powder blast

Three people were taken to a hospital early Tuesday after burning themselves while trying to ignite a large amount of gunpowder for a New Year’s Day fireworks celebration, a Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman said.

Firefighters were called around 1:30 a.m. to a report of burns in the 9200 block of Highland Road, spokesman Robert Combs said.

The three people, who were not identified, tried to pour a large amount of flammable powder into one container to make a “big bang” type of explosion, Combs said.

When they initially tried to light the container, it did not go off, Combs said.

As the three people were checking it, the container exploded and burned them, Combs said.

The three people were taken to a hospital with various injuries, including burns, cuts and other serious injuries, Combs said.

http://theadvocate.com/news/4814778-123 ... briefs-for
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Re: The Latest Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby tandfman » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:21 pm

I believe you actually have to die in order to win the Darwin Award.

http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/
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Re: The Latest Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby jazzcyclist » Wed Jan 02, 2013 1:30 pm

tandfman wrote:I believe you actually have to die in order to win the Darwin Award.

http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/

In the spirit of accuracy, I've edited the title of the thread.
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Re: The Latest Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby br » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:13 am

tandfman wrote:I believe you actually have to die in order to win the Darwin Award.

http://www.darwinawards.com/darwin/


Not quite.

http://www.darwinawards.com/rules/

So how are the Darwin Awards actually determined?

Nominees significantly improve the gene pool by eliminating themselves from the human race in an obviously stupid way. They are self-selected examples of the dangers inherent in a lack of common sense, and all human races, cultures, and socioeconomic groups are eligible to compete. Actual winners must meet the following criteria:

Reproduction
Out of the gene pool: dead or sterile.

http://www.darwinawards.com/rules/rules1.html

Excellence
Astounding misapplication of judgment.
Self-Selection
Cause one's own demise.
Maturity
Capable of sound judgment.
Veracity
The event must be true.
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby tandfman » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:45 pm

I see something of a contradiction there. People who are sterile are, as far as I'm concerned, still members of the human race. Many sterile people lead full, productive lives. Maybe those who carelessly shoot their balls off should get some kind of award, but it should not be one that requires that they've eliminated themselves from the human race. It just ain't the same thing.
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby Marlow » Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:29 pm

tandfman wrote:Maybe those who carelessly shoot their balls off should get some kind of award

I'm pretty sure that's the point - it's for people who have killed themselves or rendered themselves sterile through their own stupidity.
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby tandfman » Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:12 am

Yes, but they describe the Award thus: "Nominees significantly improve the gene pool by eliminating themselves from the human race in an obviously stupid way."

Yes, there are other ways to improve the gene pool. But in one place, they seem to have limited nominations to those who've eliminated themselves from the human race. Their words, not mine.
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby jazzcyclist » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:28 am

tandfman wrote:Yes, but they describe the Award thus: "Nominees significantly improve the gene pool by eliminating themselves from the human race in an obviously stupid way."

Yes, there are other ways to improve the gene pool. But in one place, they seem to have limited nominations to those who've eliminated themselves from the human race. Their words, not mine.

I still don't follow you. Sterile people are still part of the human race, so if a person's stupidity leads to their own sterility, that would qualify according to the rules.
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby tandfman » Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:47 am

But it wouldn't qualify if, in order to be nominated, you had to eliminate yourself from the human race. And that's the wording that they use in one place.
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby Blues » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:19 am

jazzcyclist wrote:
tandfman wrote:Yes, but they describe the Award thus: "Nominees significantly improve the gene pool by eliminating themselves from the human race in an obviously stupid way."

Yes, there are other ways to improve the gene pool. But in one place, they seem to have limited nominations to those who've eliminated themselves from the human race. Their words, not mine.

I still don't follow you. Sterile people are still part of the human race, so if a person's stupidity leads to their own sterility, that would qualify according to the rules.


Both of you are right.. The website's rules are contradictory... The first thing stated in the Rules Section of the website is this:

"So how are the Darwin Awards actually determined?

Nominees significantly improve the gene pool by eliminating themselves from the human race in an obviously stupid way."


Then a few paragraphs later this:

"What are they?

The Darwin Awards commemorate individuals who protect our gene pool by making the ultimate sacrifice of their own lives: by eliminating themselves in an extraordinarily idiotic manner, thereby improving our species' chance of long-term survival. In other words, they are cautionary tales about people who kill themselves in really stupid ways, and in doing so, significantly improve the gene pool by eliminating themselves from the human race."


But then they also say later that self-caused sterility, even if one has already passed his or her genes on to offspring, can also make a person eligible for the award... Maybe they need to edit their rules section. I think I'd rather see the award given posthumously only...
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby tandfman » Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:44 am

Blues wrote:The website's rules are contradictory...

That was my point.
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby jazzcyclist » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:45 pm

I guess Gandee would actually qualify as a candidate, not a future candidate.

Shain Gandee, a star on MTV's "Buckwild" reality show, and two others in a truck he was riding in died of carbon monoxide poisoning, the Kanawha County (W.Va.) Sheriff’s Office told TODAY.com on Tuesday.

Gandee, 21, his uncle David Gandee, 48, and friend Donald Myers, 27, were found in a 1984 Ford Bronco that was partially submerged in deep mud with the exhaust pipe completely covered, according to a report from NBC affiliate WSAZ. Shain Gandee was in the driver's seat, according to a sheriff's press release. . . . . .


Shain, along with "Buckwild" co-star Shae Bradley, appeared on TODAY in January to defend their then-new show from critics who feared their on-screen antics would reinforce negative stereotypes about West Virginians. Shain's defense of the show now strikes a sad tone. "You only live once, so live it up," he said.

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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby jazzcyclist » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:16 pm

You can't make this stuff up.
Do not try this at home. Do not try this anywhere. Just do not try it.

A man in China's southeastern Guangdong province admitted himself to a local hospital after he reportedly got a live eel stuck inside him. According to British tabloid The Sun, the man inserted the 20-inch-long Asian swamp eel into his anus after seeing it done in a porn movie, and he had to endure all-night surgery to have it extracted.

According to a HuffPost translation of Chinese news aggregation website Mop.com, the eel reportedly chewed through the man's colon, perforating his large intestine, and became stuck in his body cavity. A graphic X-ray image (seen below) shows how far inside the eel was when the man came in for treatment.

Medical team members reportedly said the eel, which was “simply trying to find its way out," was alive when removed but died shortly thereafter. According to The Sun, the man is still recovering at the hospital and might face animal cruelty charges.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/0 ... ostpopular
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby Conor Dary » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:18 pm

Whoa...that is something.
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby Pego » Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:17 am

As a med student I saw a case where a guy masturbated with a small garter snake that escaped into his bladder. He did not tell us what he did. You can imagine the surprise to see a snake through a cystoscope. It was removable :wink: .
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby kuha » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:20 am

All of this is SO wrong, in SO MANY ways!

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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby dukehjsteve » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:42 am

You know, I really, I say really again, could have lived without this posting. Thanks a big one jazzer ! :lol:
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby 18.99s » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:04 am

jazzcyclist wrote:You can't make this stuff up.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/0 ... ostpopular


Doesn't count ... he didn't die or become sterile as a result of that ultra-stupid act.
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby Conor Dary » Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:32 pm

Okay, here is one, or maybe just bad luck. You decide!

    A fisherman in Belarus was bitten to death by a beaver, and all he was doing was trying to take its picture, Sky News reports. The man spotted the beaver while fishing with friends at Lake Shestakov, but as he approached to take a photograph, the beaver bit him on the thigh. The animal managed to sever an artery, and his friends couldn't stop the blood flow.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/worl ... n/2074145/
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby Pego » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:16 pm

Conor Dary wrote:Okay, here is one, or maybe just bad luck. You decide!

    A fisherman in Belarus was bitten to death by a beaver, and all he was doing was trying to take its picture, Sky News reports. The man spotted the beaver while fishing with friends at Lake Shestakov, but as he approached to take a photograph, the beaver bit him on the thigh. The animal managed to sever an artery, and his friends couldn't stop the blood flow.

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/worl ... n/2074145/


I tried to find Lake Shestakov on the web. The only links I discovered were related to this story. Should it make me skeptical :mrgreen: ?
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby Conor Dary » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:20 pm

A hoax? And such a cute little guy.
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Re: The Latest Future Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby jazzcyclist » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:43 am

How about this Russian water park? Certainly these folks have the potential to one day graduate to the thread for actual Darwin Award candidates instead of mere idiots having fun.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T3WCIqy1cs
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Re: The Latest "Future" Candidate for the Darwin Award

Postby jazzcyclist » Fri Oct 25, 2013 3:34 pm

bump

Remember, you have to actually bite the dust to become an "actual" candidate for the Darwin Award.
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Re: The Latest "Future" Candidate for the Darwin Award

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