Quokkas
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Today's "Darwin Awards" Aspirant

Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:41 am

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.

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"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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RE: Today's "Darwin Awards" Aspirant

Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:47 am

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
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RE: Today's "Darwin Awards" Aspirant

Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:55 am

Does "Buttocks burnt as cracker stunt backfires" become "Crack burnt as butt stunt backfires" in the tabloids?
 
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RE: Today's "Darwin Awards" Aspirant

Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:23 pm

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.
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RE: Today's "Darwin Awards" Aspirant

Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:26 am

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.
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RE: Today's "Darwin Awards" Aspirant

Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:35 am

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.
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RE: Today's "Darwin Awards" Aspirant

Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:27 am

[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


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