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    Must have been some kind of pervert.

    A normal Japanese guy would have been suffocated under a pile of slightly used and unwashed women's panties that he purchased from a vending machine on the street corner.
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    Connecticut college student dies after choking at pancake eating contest

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    ^ I'm guilty of laughing at that when I first saw it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanskull View Post
    ^ I'm guilty of laughing at that when I first saw it.
    Agatha Christie would title it DEATH BY IHOP

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    It would be "Death By Denny's" if you went by the standards of the local franchises. The key to pancakes is to get as much butter and real syrup as you can on them and gulp them like drinkable yogurt.
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    man's quest for bigger penis turns deadly

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    female bodybuilder dies from protein overdose

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    Quote Originally Posted by cash View Post
    man's quest for bigger penis turns deadly

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    How is this a Darwin award entry, he went in for a procedure, and died, not by fault of his own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pkstracy View Post
    How is this a Darwin award entry, he went in for a procedure, and died, not by fault of his own.
    most of those procedures don't work ( not that I would know)

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    Indian man crushed to death after trying to take selfie with elephant

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    And that's why I would never try to take a selfie with any animal bigger or heavier than a King Cobra.
    I hope he got his pic - I'd like to see it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    And that's why I would never try to take a selfie with any animal bigger or heavier than a King Cobra.
    I hope he got his pic - I'd like to see it.
    https://youtu.be/hqT0TWMeb54
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    Quote Originally Posted by SomeChick View Post
    https://youtu.be/hqT0TWMeb54
    LOL, thanks!

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    Not sure if this is where the story belongs. I am still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that Aaron Joel Mitchell ran into the flames of the Burning Man 's signature man figure.
    "What if the Hokey Pokey is what it's really all about?" Jimmy Buffett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alanwench View Post
    Not sure if this is where the story belongs. I am still trying to wrap my mind around the fact that Aaron Joel Mitchell ran into the flames of the Burning Man 's signature man figure.
    That's just too literal for me to fully reconcile.
    He runs into the burning man at Burning Man and becomes a burning man.

    I think that's less a Darwin moment and more like a Hume meets Hawking meets Rod Serling moment.
    I'd think it a sort of brilliance had the negative consequences been more fleeting.
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    girl dies after 325 pound cousin sits on her as punishment - Florida again

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    Another candidate. At least I think so. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mor...cid=spartanntp
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanskull View Post
    Another candidate. At least I think so. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mor...cid=spartanntp
    Yep.

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    Freak accident - what's the odds that anything could have gone wrong with that?
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    Slim to none, Jim, slim to none.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanskull View Post
    Another candidate. At least I think so. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mor...cid=spartanntp
    I wonder what that feels like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PiggyTx View Post
    I wonder what that feels like.
    Which part?
    Part of it I'm sure is quite exhilarating, part of it; not so much.
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    Hope the vid shows up on live leak or something similar. You gotta wonder when that "oh crap" moment kicks in. Would he have time for his whole life to flash before his eyes or just enough time for a Wiki stub?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanskull View Post
    Hope the vid shows up on live leak or something similar. You gotta wonder when that "oh crap" moment kicks in. Would he have time for his whole life to flash before his eyes or just enough time for a Wiki stub?
    I'm guessing that you probably suspect that things aren't quite going according to plan.
    They should probably start putting airbags and seatbelts on those wingsuits.
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    You jus know he was using a Go-Pro Can. They all do. The most we might see is a spectator vid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanskull View Post
    You jus know he was using a Go-Pro Can. They all do. The most we might see is a spectator vid.
    Do they make those Go-Pro cams out of black box material by any chance?
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    I have seen vids of them taking a pretty good hit. One vid was of a guy that dropped his while skydiving. Most of the "thrill seekers" I see using a Go Pro use a Helmet mount. Haven't heard what body part hit first. I imagine at that kind of velocity it wouldn't matter. Then, throw in the tumble down the side of the mountain. Maybe we will at least hear if the cam made it.
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    Russian man accidentally kills himself after taking the pin out of grenade and then posing to take photo with it

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    Brilliant mofo that one.

    Everybody knows that the pin is the only valuable part of a hand grenade.
    Most people who manage to extract one just keep the pin and throw the rest away.
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    The grenade, I feel like he did commit suicide, why would he text his friend after his friend asks if he is okay and he says "'Depends on what OK is in your understanding?' for me this statement says he wasn't okay, any other person would be like yeah I am okay, and just because he sent the picture to other friends doesn't mean he wasn't thinking of killing himself, maybe he was sending to everyone he knew as a way to say goodbye or to let them know what he was planning. Or I could be overthinking this but being the former medical examiner assistant in me, this feels like a suicide.

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    Well, that would take some of the Darwin out of it I suppose.
    NO AWARD FOR YOU, GRENADE BOY!

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    While writing this reply I started wondering if there was like an opposite something or another to a Darwin Award - I was seeking a way to classify Grenade Boy if he wasn't really eligible for a Darwin Award.

    That search took me to a rather odd forum; I'm gonna be spending a lot of time there for a while - it seems to be full of stuff like this:

    https://youtu.be/KFTJW4Merbs
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    Hey Jim, what the hell are those fuzzy things on her legs?
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    Ear warmers.
    I would call them fleece ear warmers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanskull View Post
    Yep - that doubt creeping in will kill you.
    So will falling off a skyscraper while not wearing safety equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanskull View Post
    I found a vid of his grand performance.
    If the object of these guys is to win a competition by doing really risky stuff - I'd say he's the winner, hands down.
    The only way to top this would be to fall off of an even taller building, just in case any of you guys are planning to go after that prize money.
    It looks like he was kind of hesitant to go over the edge and that he got into trouble almost right away.
    You might have to sign in - as crazy as it might sound; YouTube thinks that some people will find it disturbing.


    https://youtu.be/BdFuG6QJdGA
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    I found a vid of his grand performance.
    If the object of these guys is to win a competition by doing really risky stuff - I'd say he's the winner, hands down.
    The only way to top this would be to fall off of an even taller building, just in case any of you guys are planning to go after that prize money.
    It looks like he was kind of hesitant to go over the edge and that he got into trouble almost right away.
    You might have to sign in - as crazy as it might sound; YouTube thinks that some people will find it disturbing.


    https://youtu.be/BdFuG6QJdGA
    What a dumbass. It's kind of infuriating though. A young life cut short because of stupidity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    I found a vid of his grand performance.
    If the object of these guys is to win a competition by doing really risky stuff - I'd say he's the winner, hands down.
    The only way to top this would be to fall off of an even taller building, just in case any of you guys are planning to go after that prize money.
    It looks like he was kind of hesitant to go over the edge and that he got into trouble almost right away.
    You might have to sign in - as crazy as it might sound; YouTube thinks that some people will find it disturbing.


    https://youtu.be/BdFuG6QJdGA
    They need a Deathhag preset for You Tube. Of course I want to proceed. WTH do think I'm trying to view for? I wonder if this guy had just got over being sick or something like that. His upper Body Strength was lacking this time. Only two pull ups and then the struggle. From the way he is dressed, maybe a bit of frozen precip on the building? Reckon it doesn't really matter now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    What a dumbass. It's kind of infuriating though. A young life cut short because of stupidity.
    Hopefully before he reproduced.

    Quote Originally Posted by cleanskull View Post
    They need a Deathhag preset for You Tube. Of course I want to proceed. WTH do think I'm trying to view for? I wonder if this guy had just got over being sick or something like that. His upper Body Strength was lacking this time. Only two pull ups and then the struggle. From the way he is dressed, maybe a bit of frozen precip on the building? Reckon it doesn't really matter now.
    One vid had him labeled as a "Chinese Superman" for some inexplicable reason:

    Look up in the sky!
    It's a bird; it's a plane!
    No, it's...
    STUPIDMAN!
    Able to fall off of tall buildings in a single act of bad judgement.

    The first vid I watched was longer. He spent a couple of minutes wiping down the edge with a towel. He started over the side but with one leg still hooked up over the edge. He immediately pulled himself back up and went back to wiping things down with the towel. Maybe he should have used a better towel. Maybe he should have stuck to doing flips and spins at the local skate park.
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    I guess they had no internet to read how many times this stupid stunt has failed. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...cid=spartandhp
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    Quote Originally Posted by cleanskull View Post
    I guess they had no internet to read how many times this stupid stunt has failed. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...cid=spartandhp
    Yeah - they should have Googled it first.
    Otherwise, how would you even know it could be a bad idea?

    People do it with trains all the time.
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    The Train ones are wild. In India I think more people ride on top than inside. The Death Hag Eye Candy when they play with the power lines. Dark humor is all around.
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    Indian man mauled to death by bear while trying to take selfie with it.

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    Brilliance.
    I just have to wonder - I can't help but wonder - if at any moment during that encounter the guy had a moment when he thought maybe it wasn't such a good idea to go for the selfie?

    There again, the bear was injured and our budding genius took it's mind off of it's discomfort for a few moments.
    That bear maybe went from thinking, "Sucks to be me"; to having just the best kind of day.

    Reminds me of the guy who tried to kiss his "pet" water moccasin and the guy who jumped a zoo enclosure so that he could run up and hug a panda bear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimC View Post
    Brilliance.
    I just have to wonder - I can't help but wonder - if at any moment during that encounter the guy had a moment when he thought maybe it wasn't such a good idea to go for the selfie?

    There again, the bear was injured and our budding genius took it's mind off of it's discomfort for a few moments.
    That bear maybe went from thinking, "Sucks to be me"; to having just the best kind of day.

    Reminds me of the guy who tried to kiss his "pet" water moccasin and the guy who jumped a zoo enclosure so that he could run up and hug a panda bear.
    That's a sloth bear, one of the most dangerous bruins in the world in that they actually hunt humans. I watched some nature show years ago about this team of whatchamacallets who took a portable cage to sleep in every night because the sloth bear WILL attack. No question. This guy deserves two Darwin Awards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyt View Post
    That's a sloth bear, one of the most dangerous bruins in the world in that they actually hunt humans. I watched some nature show years ago about this team of whatchamacallets who took a portable cage to sleep in every night because the sloth bear WILL attack. No question. This guy deserves two Darwin Awards.
    Gee.
    In light of that information, I'd kind of have to think that the guy was either woefully uninformed; or maybe even, IDK; a little stupid.
    But I think that the nature of the Award is such that by qualifying once, you forgo an opportunity at a second shot; no matter how deserving of two you might have been.

    That guy should have watched more nature shows on television.
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    They go for the face. !!!Warning: bear nibbles on man's face!!!

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    Last edited by cindyt; 05-03-2018 at 09:20 PM.

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    Three Indian men accidentally film themselves drowning in a deep pond in India after jumping in despite being poor swimmers - video included


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ond-India.html


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    Time for a Darwin Award: Crocodile bites man's arm after he puts hand down its throat in front of horrified live audience in Thailand



    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-...after-13002448

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