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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Dar-Wednesday

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

(7 February 2005, Malaysia) Fireworks are a longstanding lunar New Year's tradition among Malaysia's large Chinese minority, and continue to be widely used to celebrate, despite a ban on their sale and use.

Wan, a 29-year-old excavator operator, spent the evening watching people set off fireworks outside a suburban Kuala Lumpur nightclub. These were no mere firecrackers. They were rockets that shot as high as a ten-story building before exploding.

His curiosity piqued, Wan bent over one of the launching tubes for a closer look, wondering how these powerful rockets worked. He was peering down the tube when it fired, sending him flying ten meters. He died instantly from severe head injuries, according to a senior police official.

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5 Comments:

At 9:43 AM, Blogger lime said...

oh my word! i don;t evenwant to imagine the carnage....

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

That would have been wan-derful to see.

 
At 2:23 PM, Anonymous linda said...

it must be terrible being a man having to live with such a small brain......LOL!!!!
love
MoM

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger Donnetta Lee said...

(Music playing)
When will they ever learn...
When will they ever learn...

Donnetta

 
At 3:59 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

That's men for ya! Hee hee!

 

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