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Today's "Darwin Awards" Aspirant  
User currently offlineQuokkas From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2540 times:

Some people do the daftest things, often with unintended consequences. A group of people were playing around with firecrackers. Things turned a bit nasty and a police patrol was flagged down to call for an ambulance.

Quote:
"It appears that a party was in full progress when a young male decided to place a firework between the cheeks of his bottom and light it," he said.

"What must have seemed to be a great idea at the time has obviously backfired and resulted in the male receiving quite severe and painful burns to his cheeks, back and private bits."

It could have been more serious as the damage to the "private bits" might have removed his genes from the gene pool making him eligible for the Darwin Award. Appropriately enough, he was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-07-3...s-as-party-trick-backfires/4163238

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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19727 posts, RR: 58
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2532 times:

Quoting Quokkas (Thread starter):
It could have been more serious as the damage to the "private bits" might have removed his genes from the gene pool making him eligible for the Darwin Award. Appropriately enough, he was taken to Royal Darwin Hospital.

If he survives with his gonads (or either one of them) intact and still attached to the necessary plumbing, then he only earns an "honorable mention."

To qualify for a Darwin Award you must:
1) Kill yourself.
-OR-
2) Sterilize yourself.

It used to be that having reproduced in your life disqualified you, but apparently people who have children are still qualified. http://www.darwinawards.com/rules/rules.children.html


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5733 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2499 times:

Does "Buttocks burnt as cracker stunt backfires" become "Crack burnt as butt stunt backfires" in the tabloids?

User currently offlinebristolflyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2297 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

A mention should go out to the guy in England who killed himself over the weekend trying to make a barbecue out of an old oil barrel. He was using an angle grinder to cut it up and neglected to consider that there might be vapors inside it still. It went boom.


Fortune favours the brave
User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2670 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1930 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 2):
Does "Buttocks burnt as cracker stunt backfires" become "Crack burnt as butt stunt backfires" in the tabloids?

I think just "Backfires!" takes care of it.



Pancakes are delicious.
User currently offlineNZ107 From New Zealand, joined Jul 2005, 6431 posts, RR: 38
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 1887 times:

Quoting bristolflyer (Reply 3):
A mention should go out to the guy in England who killed himself over the weekend trying to make a barbecue out of an old oil barrel. He was using an angle grinder to cut it up and neglected to consider that there might be vapors inside it still. It went boom.

I suppose you can say it worked.. Though maybe not in the desired way.



It's all about the destination AND the journey.
User currently offlineGEEZER From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 1479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

[quote=Braybuddy,reply=2]
Does "Buttocks burnt as cracker stunt backfires" become "Crack burnt as butt stunt backfires" in the tabloids?


I think that's the best one I've seen on Non-Av this month !
[quote=bristolflyer,reply=3]A mention should go out to the guy in England who killed himself over the weekend trying to make a barbecue out of an old oil barrel. He was using an angle grinder to cut it up and neglected to consider that there might be vapors inside it still. It went boom.


I think who ever told that guy that it was an old "oil" barrel oughta get sued by somebody ! It sounds more like an old "gasoline" ( or petrol ) barrel to me.

Charley


P.S. To O.P.............I always wondered where you got your username............I saw a photo in a wildlife book today.......!
Now I know........



Stupidity: Doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different result; Albert Einstein
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