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Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Dumbass Darwin Awards

Oh wow…do I love The Darwin Awards . Check out this beauty:

(13 January 2005, Bizkupija, Croatia) On a Thursday afternoon around 4:30, 55-year-old Marko went into his semi-detached workshop to make himself a tool for chimney cleaning. The chimney was too high for a simple broom to work, but if he could attach a brush to a chain and then weigh it down with something, that would do the trick. But what could he use as a weight?
He happened to have the perfect object: it was heavy, yet compact, and best of all it was made of metal, so he could weld it to the chain. He must have somehow overlooked the fact that it was also a hand grenade and was filled with explosive material.
Marko turned on his electrical welding apparatus and began to create an arc between the chain and the grenade. As the metal heated up, the grenade exploded. The force of the explosion killed poor Marko instantly, blasting shrapnel through the walls of the shed and shattering the windshield of a Mercedes parked outside. Marko's chimney was untouched, however.
Surely, this has to be a made up story…doesn’t it? I mean, where did he get the grenade? If it was his, how did he not know what it was? Oh, wait now I am overanalyzing this thing instead of just enjoying it for what it is…good clean fun at the expensive of others.

Have a great day!

6 Comments:

At 6:02 AM, Blogger lime said...

ok, glad i am not the only one wondering where in blazes he got a grenade!

 
At 6:55 PM, Blogger Shay said...

Ah I love these!!

 
At 7:00 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Thanks, Shay. I am going to start posting one a week.

 
At 9:16 PM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

If the grenade blew him up, and made such a big mess how in the world did anybody deduce the entire chain of events?

I'm gonna vote urban legend, or...murder most foul with this used as the cover story.

I'm going to link to you, because this is one um...different kind of blog.

 
At 6:18 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Thank you, M.G. I will link you as well.

 
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