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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Dar-Wednesday

It’s time for another installment of The Darwin Awards. Any excuse for a party?

(August 1969) On Autust 15, 1969, Hurricane Camille claimed 143 victims along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.. Most were guilty only of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, unlike twenty who perished while attending a beachfront "Hurricane Party."

Despite evacuation warnings delivered by earnest emergency teams, their festivities continued unabated. The party-goers defiantly declared that the concrete foundation and the second-floor location of their party provided plenty of protection from the impending hurricane.

Their confidence proved to be tragically misplaced when a 24 foot wave slammed into the apartment, destroying the building and subjecting the partiers to gale-force winds and violent ocean surges.

Most of these Hurricane worshippers were killed. A few survivors were swept miles away, cheated of a Darwin Award by the capricious hand of fate.


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At 5:17 AM, Anonymous linda said...

I guess these party goers would have to say a good time was "NOT" had by all.
love
MoM

 
At 1:08 PM, Blogger Carrie said...

Kinda reminds of tornado chasers. lol

 
At 4:03 PM, Blogger Paul Champagne said...

And once again stupidity is removed from the gene-pool

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger lime said...

not unlike the dingbats who wouldn't leave mt st helens

 

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