Rants, Raves, & Random Thoughts

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008


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

(1989, South Africa) Downtown Johannesburg is continuously growing with the construction of modern new buildings. One such building was designed with a steel framework, intended to be clad in glass as a final touch.

On the eighteenth floor, an engineer wanted to inspect something outside the framework. He asked one of the workers to stand on a scaffold that was projecting through an open space where the glass panel would soon be mounted. With the worker acting as a counterweight, the engineer walked out onto the scaffold, checked the exterior, and came back in to continue his inspection.

After the engineer left, curiosity got the better of the worker. He walked out on the scaffold to see what the engineer was looking at...

The worker removed himself from the gene pool out of sheer stupidity. But one does wonder whether that engineer is blithely continuing to ask trusting people to act as counterweights without explaining his reason, and leaving a trail of bodies in his wake!



At 6:38 AM, Blogger lime said...


simple, yet effective.

At 11:19 AM, Blogger James Goodman-Horror Writer said...

lol, indeed. :D

At 1:29 PM, Blogger Breazy said...

If not for my fear of heights, I might try this new way of keeping the population down..heehee!

Have a good day!

At 2:41 PM, Blogger G-Man said...

Now thats very deserving of The Darwin.....G

Have a great day!!


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