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Friday, January 06, 2006

The Darwin Awards

Yes, it’s time for another installment of The Darwin Awards. There were some real “Thank god, these people can’t reproduce” stories this week. I finally settled on this one for your reading pleasure:

(22 April 2004, Georgia) At a Cave Springs "convenience dump" where local residents could drop off waste for later delivery to the main county dump, monitors were paid to ensure that residents deposited only allowed waste. One keen-eyed inspector noticed a bottle in the trash compactor that looked suspiciously like homemade wine. He fished the bottle out of the compactor. At this point you may be thinking this is a "man crushed in compactor" story--but no!
After safely retrieving the bottle, the gentleman in question and another local man proceeded to drink the "wine," which turned out to be antifreeze. Both men were poisoned and one died. Apparently neither of them considered that the bottle had been thrown away in a dump, leading to the reasonable conclusion that the contents were undrinkable.
By coincidence, there is an actual winery called Cave Springs Cellars, although it's located a thousand miles north of Georgia in Niagara, Ontario. It should be noted that the antifreeze was not a Cave Springs Cellars vintage.


At 7:40 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

wow ! Where do these dummy's come from ? I mean get real ! LOL! Thanks for the laughs Goody and I hope you and your family have a good weekend !

At 8:04 AM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

Silly guys. Everybody knows that antifreeze is best consumed when newly decanted. No wonder they died. That bottle had probably corked.

At 8:31 AM, Blogger bsoholic said...

LOL - dumbasses. Like you said, thank goodness they can't reproduce.

At 8:45 AM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

I don't know whether to shed tears of laughter or tears of sadness.

At 9:37 AM, Blogger lime said...

ya know, the weird thing is, if you made this stuff up no one would believe it!

At 10:52 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Breazy, I hope your family gets healthy over the weekend.

M.G., Yes, I am sure they didn't let it decant first. What were they hobos?

BS, I wonder what it would take to have people test for common sense before they were able to reproduce... Ah, maybe that would be a bad thing. :D

Dana, I think both would be appreciated and understood by the families of the deceased (if they were claiming them that is).

Lime, indeed, I can hear the editors now, "No, sir. This story is just too farfetched. Go back and write us something that could actually happen so that your reader won't be pulled out of the story."

At 8:42 PM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

By the way, Goody, I took the liberty to link to your blog. You've a good blog here, wanted to share it. =)

At 6:09 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Thanks, Dana. Yours is up as well.

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