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Darwin Award candidates
« on: November 09, 2015, 08:41:47 PM »
Couldn't find a similar current thread, although there were a couple of attempts 6 years ago:

http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=13612.msg632833#msg632833

http://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=11649.msg507723#msg507723


Anyway, here is a recent contender:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-34743669?SThisFB

Britain's 'worst speeding offender' jailed after video showed him driving at 192 mph

6 November 2015 Last updated at 11:24 GMT

A man, thought to be Britain's worst speeding offender, has been jailed after filming himself driving at 192mph (309 km/h) on a Northamptonshire road.

Shaun Davis, 42, of Woodpecker Drive, Northampton, was found guilty at Northampton Crown Court of four counts of dangerous driving on roads including the A45, between 2012 and 2014.

Northamptonshire Police said his face could not be seen on the films and he had claimed it was not him on the footage.

After the hearing the charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) described Davis' actions as "criminally dangerous".
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Re: Darwin Award candidates
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2015, 09:50:26 PM »
I think to be a candidate, you have to have died from your stupidity.
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Re: Darwin Award candidates
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2015, 11:28:05 PM »
I think to be a candidate, you have to have died from your stupidity.

True.

But in the pure spirit of Darwinism,you shouldn't have to die, but simply rule yourself out of the evolutionary process. Like finding yourself in jail often for example.
« Last Edit: November 09, 2015, 11:37:24 PM by muppet »
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Re: Darwin Award candidates
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2015, 11:31:56 PM »
Like so many things, the US is the greatest country in the world for this
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/11/08/boy-14-accidentally-shot-himself-la-county-officials-say/
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Re: Darwin Award candidates
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2015, 12:09:09 AM »
In fairness Ireland had it's own candidate a few years ago with Philip Collopy from Limerick.

http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/local-news/philip-collopy-dies-after-shooting-accident-1-2187915

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Mr Collopy is understood to have been playing with the gun with a friend in St Mary's Park when he accidentally shot himself in the head in the early hours of Saturday morning. Gardai have also seized a mobile phone which captured images of the deceased playing with the gun, and reportedly showing others in his company how to fire the gun.
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Re: Darwin Award candidates
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 09:56:40 AM »
http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/nov/10/man-dies-after-80kmh-joy-ride-in-shopping-trolley-down-steep-hill-in-sydney?CMP=fb_gu

That is also a candidate for the best headlines thread.

I like the comment that the driver of the car hit by the 80kmph shopping trolley was taken for blood and urine testing.
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Re: Darwin Award candidates
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2015, 01:18:48 PM »

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Re: Darwin Award candidates
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2015, 06:46:48 PM »

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Re: Darwin Award candidates
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2015, 05:15:37 PM »
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-town-rejects-solar-panels-amid-fears-they-suck-up-all-the-energy-from-the-sun-a6771526.html

During the Woodland Town Council meeting, one local man, Bobby Mann, said solar farms would suck up all the energy from the sun and businesses would not go to Woodland, the Roanoke-Chowan News Herald reported.

Jane Mann, a retired science teacher, said she was concerned the panels would prevent plants in the area from photosynthesizing, stopping them from growing.



This surely is a hoax!

A science teacher ffs.
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Re: Darwin Award candidates
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2016, 10:53:53 PM »
"Never mind your why. Why ain't in your repetoire no more n***a"

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Re: Darwin Award candidates
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2016, 06:25:36 PM »
The one per centers in the US. When deleveraging starts a lot of imaginary wealth is going to go "pouf". Stupid shortsighted f**kers. Should a paid the workers pay rises.
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Re: Darwin Award candidates
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2016, 01:38:20 AM »
The one per centers in the US. When deleveraging starts a lot of imaginary wealth is going to go "pouf". Stupid shortsighted f**kers. Should a paid the workers pay rises.

I wouldn't think the 1% will be the most affected. In absolute terms sure, but not in relative terms.