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Yes, it's that magical time of the year again when the
> Darwin Awards are bestowed, honoring the least evolved among us. Here
> then, are the glorious winners.
> Darwin Award Winners:
> 1. When his 38-caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim
> during a hold-up in Long Beach, California, would-be robber James
> Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the
> barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked..... And now,
> the honorable mentions:
> 2. The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a
> meat cutting machine and, after a little hopping around, submitted a
> claim to his insurance company. The company expecting negligence, sent
> out one of its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine
> and lost a finger. The chef's claim was approved.
> 3. A man who shoveled snow for an hour to clear a space for his car
> during a blizzard in Chicago returned with his Vehicle to find a woman
> had taken the space. Understandably, he shot her.
> 4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus
> driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be
> transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit
> his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered
> everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers
> to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very
> excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception
> wasn't discovered for 3 days.
> 5. An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious
> head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he
> received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying
> to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was
> hit.
> 6. A man walked into a Louisiana Circle-K, put a $20 bill on the
> counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer,
> the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which
> the clerk promptly provided. The man took the cash from the clerk and
> fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he
> got from the drawer...$15. (If someone points a gun at you and gives
> you money, is a crime committed?)
> 7. Seems an Arkansas guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided
> that he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window,
> grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it
> over his head at the window. The cinder block bounced back and hit the
> would-be thief on the head, knocking him unconscious. The liquor store
> window was made of Plexiglas. The whole event was caught on videotape.
> 8. As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store,
> a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and
> the woman was able to give them a detailed description of the
> snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They
> put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then
> taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. To
> which he replied, "Yes, officer, that's her. That's the lady I stole
> the purse from."
> 9. The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man
> walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan, at 5 a.m., flashed a
> gun, demanded cash. The clerk turned him down because he said he
> couldn't open the cash register without a food order. When the man
> ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren't available for
> breakfast. The man, frustrated, walked away.
> 10. When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor
> home parked on a Seattle street, he got much more than he bargained
> for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up
> next to a motor home near spilled sewage. A police spokesman said that
> the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline and plugged his siphon
> hose into the motor home's sewage tank by mistake. The owner of the
> vehicle declined to press charges, saying that it was the best laugh
> he'd ever had.
> In the interest of bettering human kind please share these with your
> friends and family ... unless of course one of these 10 individuals by
> chance is a distant relative or long lost friend. In that case be glad
> they are distant and hope they remain lost.

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This is why I don't understand why everyone runs around saying how much they hate stupid people. The world would be so much less amusing if there weren't any stupid people. So I say, as long as their stupid doesn't get in your way...don't hate.
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