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Wednesday, October 11, 2006


It’s time for another installment of The Darwin Awards.
(13 July 1997, Virginia) Eric A. Barcia, a 22-year-old Reston, VA resident, was found dead yesterday after he used bungee cords to jump off a 70-foot railroad trestle, police said.
The fast food worker taped a number of bungee cords together and strapped one end around his foot. Barcia had the foresight to anchor the other end to the trestle at Lake Accotink Park, and he even remembered to measure the length of the bungee cords to make sure that they were a few feet short of the 70 foot drop. He proceeded to fall headfirst from the trestle, and hit the pavement 70 feet below several seconds later.
Fairfax County police said "The stretched length of the cord that he had assembled was greater than the distance between the trestle and the ground." Perhaps the deceased fast food worker should have stuck to the line, "Do you want fries with that?"


At 6:31 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

Homemade bungee cords...sounds like something only an idiot would do.

At 7:23 AM, Blogger lime said...

if i were an idiot i'd offended by leslie's remark.

At 8:14 AM, Anonymous linda said...

aaaaaah what a waste of another perfect "DUMBASS" Sorry but the stupidity of some people never cease to amaze me.

At 8:31 AM, Blogger M.E Ellis said...

Oh crapping hell. That sounds nasty!


At 8:54 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

Another one out of the gene pool. Yippy!

At 12:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmm. His family could sue the bungee cord company for not labeling their cords properly. I mean, the labels should cleary state that the cords STRETCH and that the STRETCHED length would be much greater than the actual length...

Oh, nevermind. What a moron. One less idiot to vie for the job of french fry manager!

At 1:10 PM, Blogger snavy said...

LOL at Leslie and Lime!!

Do you really think they let him take orders at the fast food place???

At 9:41 PM, Blogger Breazy said...

You know , it is probably a good thing these people expire during/after their stupid moments because if they didn't they sure would die of shame when they came to and was told what happened! Then again , their stupid so maybe they wouldn't die of shame!LOL!

At 12:18 PM, Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

Oh lord. Duh duh duh duh duh.


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