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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Dar-Wednesday

It’s time for another installment of The Darwin Awards. The song, Free Falling is now stuck in my head.

(July 1998) A man with the unlikely ambition to jump off every river bridge in Norwich ended his athletic career with a 70-foot leap into three feet of water. Friends said the 34-year-old man had fulfilled his dream of jumping off every city bridge spanning the River Wensum.

Having exhausted the bridge selection, this time he climbed to the top of a multi-story car park, looked down from the parapets and shouted an enquiry to onlookers asking how deep the water was. Then he plunged to his death in the shallow waters below. Emergency workers were unable to resuscitate the man, who was said to possess "a strange and unusual passion for jumping into rivers."

8 Comments:

At 4:57 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy B'day, here by way of Carrie.

 
At 5:04 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Thanks, Sanjay.

 
At 5:52 AM, Blogger lime said...

what would possess a person to not check the depth of water himself??? unbelievable

 
At 6:17 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Yeah, I'm suprised he made it as long as he did if this was his standard practice.

 
At 10:23 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

That is weird. What could be so great about jumping off of bridges?

 
At 12:23 PM, Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

Guess this guy liked coming down fast from a high.

(I know, I know, I'll get my coat.) Happy B-day - ?!

 
At 12:58 PM, Blogger Breazy said...

since he was going to get wet anyway , I wonder why he didn't just jump in and check the water himself before climbing up for the jump. I think that states should start testing for common sense like they test for drivers license or something . Thanks for the laugh!

 
At 5:20 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, you've obviously never jumped off a bridge, Carrie. :D

oh, that was bad, Sandra and thanks. :D

Oh that's a fabulous idea, Breazy. :D

 

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