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Wednesday, May 07, 2008


That’s right, it is time for another installment of The Darwin Awards.

(2008) The telephone company was replacing above-ground telephone lines with buried lines. In one sparsely populated farming area, if lines crossed a country road they would dig a trench halfway across, so rural traffic could continue through. Then they would fill in the trench, and dig a trench on the other side.

One morning, local farmers called the sheriff to report a smashed-up pickup. Inside were two ranch hands who were last seen the previous night, heading home after last call. You see...

On their way to the bars, the men had decided to play a prank. They stopped their pickup, and moved the flashing warning signs from the trenched side to the good side of the country road. Crime scene analysis later confirmed that they were the culprits who moved the flashing stands. Investigations also revealed that at the time of the accident, they were driving at an excessive speed with an impressive amount of alcohol in their systems.

No crime scene analysis is capable of determining whether the ranch hands forgot their prank, or chose to see what would happen if they hit that trench at a high rate of speed in the middle of the night.

No good prank goes unpunished.



At 5:15 AM, Blogger G-Man said...

Amen to that brother!!!
I love your Wednesday feature...Cool Shit!!

Have a good one....G

At 5:21 AM, Blogger James Goodman, Author said...

Thanks, Galen. As long as there are people dying by their own stupidity, I'll keep posting about them. :D

You have a good one too, man.

At 5:37 AM, Blogger lime said...

and once again we see how well idiots and alcohol mix...

At 9:17 AM, Blogger Kelly Kirch said...

Holy Cow. That one deserves a hefty slap to the forehead.


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