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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Dar-Wednesday

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

(12 April 2004, Netherlands) Certain land animals have evolved over the millennia to use speed in the pursuit of prey or avoidance of predators. The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) can run as fast as 60 mph over the plains of Africa, and the pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra americana) can reach 55 mph over the plains of North America. Humans (Homo sapiens) are not among these animals built for speed. The very fastest human can achieve a maximum sprint of 16 mph for short distances.

So things were bound to go wrong when a 19-year-old male, driving the A67 highway near the Dutch town of Blerick, sought to impress his two passengers by putting his car on cruise control at 20 mph, getting out of the car, and running alongside it. He planned to jump back in and drive on, but the moment his feet hit the ground, he fell over and slammed headfirst into the asphalt. He was admitted to the hospital with severe brain damage, and died the next day.

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6 Comments:

At 7:33 AM, Blogger Breazy said...

Ummm..I am literally speechless over the stupidity in this case! Wow! LOL!
Wait actually I am not speechless, a thought just came to me... at least the two friends will know never to try that!

Thanks for the laugh!

 
At 8:09 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

Has there been any of these awards for women? I wonder why.

 
At 11:11 AM, Blogger lime said...

hospital spokesman, ralph snodgrass, was reported as saying, 'we surmise the brain damage actually occured prior to the accident. it is the only explanation for what motivated the stunt.'

 
At 12:00 PM, Anonymous linda said...

I bet the passengers was girls..LOL
i am glad your back with the Darwin Wed. I have missed them.
MoM

 
At 4:07 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

We can only hope the friends learned there lesson, Breazy. What's that saying about the company you keep?

Apparantly the vast majority of idiots in this world are men, Carrie. :D

Lol, that is hilarious, Lime.

Ah, that would explain the need to impress, mom. :D

 
At 3:52 PM, Blogger snavy said...

::blank stare::

Wow.

 

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