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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Dar-Wednesday

It’s time for another installment of The Darwin Awards. Ah, for the second week in a row, a member of the fairer sex takes the prize. 2004 was not a good year for the ladies.

(24 July 2004, Wisconsin) Barbara, 26, must have listened too many times to the old song "High Hopes" and its verse about a perky little fish: "And she swam, and she swam right over the dam." But Barbara needed more than willpower to fulfill her high hopes, when she decided to take the shortest route between the Upper Dells and the Lower Dells.

She piloted a personal watercraft at high speed past numerous signs warning craft to slow down because of the imminent danger. She wove through the support posts of two separate bridges, one for trains, and one for cars. She ignored the screaming pleas of her 24-year-old passenger, who finally jumped off at the last minute. And she did it--she soared over that dam like a flying fish.

Then she crash-landed on the concrete spillway, dying instantly from massive head injuries.

Nearby residents told police that Barbara had been speeding like a maniac at high speeds in no-wake zones near the shore, despite the many posted warnings. Blood tests showed she had also been drinking like a fish. When asked to comment on her demise, the Police Chief said, "It kind of speaks for itself."



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5 Comments:

At 9:55 AM, Blogger lime said...

stupid, foolish drunken woman...

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

I did not drink before I got on the seadoo. I promise.

 
At 9:11 PM, Blogger Breazy said...

Oh goodness! Stupid + alcohol makes anyone dangerous!

Hope you had a good holiday weekend!

 
At 5:28 AM, Anonymous linda said...

warning!!warning!!!! DO NOT mix Water,boats & BOOZE!!!!!! proven to be lethal!!!!
what a stupid tragedy!!!
Love
MoM

 
At 6:00 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

Yet another great reason NOT to take booze to the beach. We stick to plain old bottled water and stopping for shrimp poboys at the little place near the beach.

 

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