"A Chronicle of Enterprising Demises Honoring those who improve the species…
by accidentally removing themselves from it! "
My friend Mary, (you remember Mary, don’t you?) sent me an email today of
some recent Darwin Award winners. Sit back and enjoy a few here and then
for more laughs, go to: http://www.darwinawards.com
Here is the glorious winner:
When his 38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a
hold-up in Long Beach , California would-be robber James Elliot did something
that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the
trigger again. This time it worked.
After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental
patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not
wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone
waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the
staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn’t
discovered for 3 days.
As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse
and ran. The clerk called 911 immediately, and the woman was able to give them a
detailed description of the snatcher. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher.
They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was then taken out of the car
and told to stand there for a positive ID. To which he replied, "Yes, officer, that’s her.
That’s the lady I stole the purse from."
When a man attempted to siphon gasoline from a motor home parked on a
Seattle street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the
scene to find a very sick man curled up next to a motor home near spilled sewage.
A police spokesman said that the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline, but he
plugged his siphon hose into the motor home’s sewage tank by mistake. The owner of
the vehicle declined to press charges saying that it was the best laugh he’d ever had.