another Darwin candidate?

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  1. McPaul

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  2. ThomasC

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    Given his background, I don't think he qualifies. Just a freak accident.
     
  3. Jean Luc

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    Given the fact that he was not sober and sprinted to the edge of a balcony in the hopes of spitting farther than his colleagues puts him smack dab in the middle of the eligibility criteria for a darwin award.
    JL
     
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    Right on the mark Jean Luc.
     
  5. Keith Mickunas

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    Definite Darwin candidate.

    So does his roommate get all A's now?
     
  6. Casey Trowbridg

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    On the one hand, I admit that this is tragic, on the other hand I have to admit that I chuckled when I read it. I think this qualifies for the Darwin.
     
  7. Erik.Ha

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    Something very similar to this happened at my college while I was there...

    8th floor of the girls dorm. Hot day, window open... 3 girls in the room. They were all talking. One of the girls was bored and was "leaning" against the window screen with her face, not using her hands to support herself... Evidently she was "bouncing" her nose against the screen...

    Screen gave way, she lost her balance and went hurdling out...

    Broke every bone in her body, many of them two or three times.... but lived... Came back to school about a year later... I heard she learned to walk again.

    The two girls who saw her fall out were absolute basket cases... but not as bad as the ones who were studying out on the lawn where she landed...
     
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    his roommate just wanted straight A's for the semester, total set up [​IMG]
     
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    I hope he at least won the spitting contest. They didn't even bother to mention how far his attempt went. Of course he might have been disqualified if he was over the railing when he spit.
     
  10. Dennis Nicholls

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    We had a guy where I went to school leap off a 3 story building to his death. He had dropped acid and thought he could fly. He spatted pretty hard onto concrete.
     
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    Yet he was in a spitting contest....

    poor sap!
     
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    Chris, how about the part before that?one of the smartest? [​IMG] How does a smart person hurl himself at an 11th floor balcony railing? Unless it was the only dumb thing he's ever done, but I doubt it.
     
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    Some smart/intelligent people like to get drunk, and drunk people are morons.
     
  14. Casey Trowbridg

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    Mark your missing the real issue here


    If this guy was one of the smartest people this other guy knew, I wonder what happened to the dumbest people this guy ever met?
     
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    Remember, intelligence and wisdom are two separate things. Studies have shown that intelligent people like to live more on the edge. They bore easily, which can lead them to do unwise things that may endanger their lives. Add alcohol to the equation and ...
     
  16. MarkHastings

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    Casey, you just made me think of something. The quote says "He was one of the smartest, most polite guys I ever met in my life" - emphasis on the word "I". I guess that doesn't mean that this kid was smart, it just meant that he was smarter than the guy who said the quote. [​IMG]
     
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    Who here can honestly say they never did anything dumb when they were teenagers?
    Since we are alive we got lucky or we didn't have a shitty break like him.
     
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    Let's hope we all learned our lesson todays kiddies: there are infallible people in this world. :p)
     
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    Yeah but did any of us do a "Darwin Feat" of stupidity?[​IMG]
     
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