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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Dar-Wednesday

Yes, it’s time for another installment of The Darwin Awards. All I can say is…wow!

(7 September 1990, Sydney, Australia) Men seem to have an affinity for large trucks. What else can explain the actions of a 34-year-old thief who decided to take possession of the engine of an old Bedford tip-truck?
The truck was parked outside a glass recycling company in Alexandria. It generally takes three men to lift an engine block of this size, but our enterprising pilferer decided that the best way to remove the engine was from below, rather than the conventional out-the-top-with-a-crane technique.
He crawled under the cab and began to loosen the bolts.
Suddenly the engine block broke loose and landed on his face, killing him instantly. Police ascertained that he had at least one accomplice, judging by the pool of vomit found under a nearby bush.
An employee discovered his body early the next morning. The manager said that the truck was about to be scrapped. "If he had come and asked me for it, I would have given it to him."

8 Comments:

At 6:02 AM, Blogger lime said...

Police ascertained that he had at least one accomplice, judging by the pool of vomit found under a nearby bush.
An employee discovered his body early the next morning.


That is the best line of the whole thing! LMAO

 
At 9:30 AM, Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

Clearly, not someone familiar with the concept of 'gravity'.

LOL!

 
At 2:51 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Yeah, people like this just make my day. :D

 
At 3:35 PM, Blogger Lisa S. said...

You're cracking me up again, James. Especially since I am somewhat conversant in moving machinery with the proper cranes.

 
At 3:39 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Lol! happy to be of service.

 
At 12:45 PM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

The worse part is that it was scrap and the owner would have given it to him, anyway.

Ew.

 
At 5:53 PM, Blogger Breazy said...

LMAO! It should be illegal to be that ignorant!

 
At 1:48 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

That was the icing on the cake, Dana

Yes, but we already have an overcrowded prisons problem, Breazy. :D

 

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