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Wednesday, May 17, 2006


It’s time for another installment of The Darwin Awards.

DARWIN AWARD (17 April 2006, England) There's always someone who thinks that good advice doesn't apply to them. For example, if advised by a doctor that you are to be covered wtih a flammable material, and the one thing you must not do is go near a naked flame, most people would be able to take this advice onboard, and not strike a match until the flammable material smeared on your body had been taken off.
However, Phillip, 60, decided he knew better. He was in hospital for the treatment of a skin disease, which consisted of being covered with a paraffin-based cream. He was warned that the cream was flammable and that he definitely shouldn't smoke. But Phillip couldn't live without his cigarettes.
Smoking was not permitted in the ward, but Phillip took this setback in stride, and sneaked out onto a fire escape. Once he was in his little hiding place, he lit up... ahh. Everything went well as he got his nicotine fix; things went downhill only after he finished his cigarette, and ground out the butt with his heel.
Unfortunately, the paraffin skin cream had been absorbed by his clothing. As he stamped out the butt, it lit the fumes coming off his pyjamas. The resulting inferno treated his skin ailment, and left him with first-degree burns over 70% of his body. Despite excellent emergency treatment, he died in the intensive care unit.


At 6:06 AM, Blogger lime said...

oh mother of god! what moron stamps out a butt with his bare heel even if he's not smeared head to foot in a flammable cream???

At 8:42 AM, Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

What lime said.

Can you you say "DUH"????

At 9:31 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, lime, the kind that's not long for this world.

I think I can, Sandra. :D

At 12:26 PM, Blogger snavy said...

I have a headache now from rolling my eyes at that moron.

At 2:21 PM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Oh, I'm sorry you have a headache. :D

At 7:10 PM, Blogger Breazy said...

What would we do without stupid people ? hehe !

At 9:09 PM, Blogger For The Trees said...

Actually, as an Englishman would say,

"Flamin' idiot!"


At 1:12 AM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

Well, as they say, smoking will kill you.

I know, I know, cheesy, but someone had to say it!

At 5:30 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Lol, Forrest.

Damn, Dana, they should put that on a poster for that "truth" organization.

Smoking kills, stupidity just gets you there quicker.


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