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Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Dar-Wednesday

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

(8 April 2004, The Netherlands) The Martinitower is the tallest building in the north part of the Netherlands, rising 96 meters above the polders. High winds blast the top, making it a frightening place for some sightseers. Fortunately, a balustrade protects visitors from accidentally being blown off, and built-in seats allow them to rest their weary bodies after the onerous climb to the top. But these safety measures were mere inconveniences to a 20-year-old man who decided to impress his girlfriend with his devil-may-care nonchalance. He climbed up on the balustrade and swung his legs to the outside. Then, aided by a gust of wind, he "slipped away," according to his father, who added, "he just liked to show off a little."

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At 7:40 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

Being afraid of heights, I would never have been up there in the first place.

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger lime said...

well you haven't told us....was she impressed or not?

(oh, he made the most wonderful splatter pattern....sigh.....)

 
At 11:31 AM, Blogger Sandra Ruttan said...

We may have a new contender for next week:

http://www.canada.com/globaltv/calgary/story.html?id=982763d7-1ce3-41f7-b550-52b138459fbc&k=8405

 

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