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Re: Fw: Darwin Awards

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So how are things going?  Is there anyone in particular you want me to say
HI to?

Soon will be iris planting time.  Well, actually NOW though mid October is
planting time, but I still have orders coming in .

Our iris club will be selling Iris Rhizomes at the AZ Home and Landscape
show at the fairgrounds on Sept. 30th.  Come and get some $3 - $5 rhizomes.

Mark and I became members of the Desert Botanical Gardens, so maybe I will
see you there sometime.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Nancy Price" <flags@pld.com>
To: "Thomas Gormley" <TGORMLEY@compuserve.com>; <MORRISJE1@aol.com>;
<iris-photos@egroups.com>; <DADemel@aol.com>; "judy eckhoff"
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 9:57 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Fw: Darwin Awards

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jelcy" <jelcy.romberg@gte.net>
> To: "Judy Nunn" <NUNNJK@aol.com>; "Karen Bye" <karen@byebead.com>; "Matt"
> <mimosa9@juno.com>; "Lee W" <ltwilkirson@acm.org>; "Paula T"
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> <LNouvel@aol.com>; "Kelly at klkbeadworks" <kellykeni@home.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 5:43 PM
> Subject: Darwin Awards
> > For those of you who are anxiously awaiting this year's extraordinary
> feats of stupidity:
> >
> >
> > Darwin Awards 2000They have finally been released! For those not
> > with the Darwin Award, It's an annual honor given to the person who
> provided
> > the universal human gene pool the biggest service by getting killed in
> > most extraordinarily stupid way. As always, competition this year has
> > keen. DARWIN AWARD CANDIDATES1) In September in Detroit, a 41-year-old
> > got stuck and drowned in two feet of water after squeezing head first
> > through an 18-inch-wide sewer grate to retrieve his car keys.2) Buxton,
> NC:
> > A man died on a beach when an 8-foot-deep hole he had dug into the sand
> > caved in as he sat inside it. Beachgoers said
> > Daniel Jones, 21 dug the hole for fun, or protection from the wind, and
> had
> > been sitting in a beach chair at the bottom Thursday afternoon when it
> > collapsed, burying him beneath 5 feet of sand. People on the beach, on
> > outer banks, used their hands and shovels, trying to claw their way to
> > Jones, a resident of Woodbridge, VA, but could not reach him.  It took
> > rescue workers using heavy equipment almost an hour to free him while
> about
> > 200 people looked on. Jones was pronounced dead at a hospital.3) In
> > February, Santiago Alvarado, 24, was killed in Lompoc, CA, as he fell
> > face-first through the ceiling of bicycle shop he was raiding.  Death
> > caused when the long flashlight he had placed in his mouth (to keep his
> > hands free) rammed into the base of his  skull as he hit the floor.4)
> > Sylvester Briddell, Jr , 26, was killed in February in Selbyville, Del,
> > he won a bet with friends who said he would not put a  revolver loaded
> with
> > four bullets into his mouth and pull the trigger. DARWIN AWARD HONORABLE
> > 1) In Elyria, Ohio, in October, Martyn Eskins, attempting to clean out
> > cobwebs in his basement, declined to use a broom in favor of a propane
> torch
> > and caused a fire that burned the first and second floors of his
> > Paul Stiller, 47, was hospitalized in Andover Township, NJ, in
> > and his wife Bonnie was also injured, by a quarter-stick of dynamite
> > blew up in their car. While driving around at 2 AM, the bored couple lit
> the
> > dynamite and tried to toss it out the
> > window to see what would happen, but they apparently failed to notice
> > the window was closed.3) TACOMA, WA - Kerry Bingham, had been drinking
> with
> > several friends when one of them said they knew a person who had
> > bungee-jumped from the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. The conversation grew more
> > heated and at least 10 men trooped along the walkway of the bridge at
> > am.  Upon arrival at the midpoint of the bridge they discovered that no
> one
> > had brought bungee rope. Bingham, who had continued drinking,
> > and pointed out that a coil of lineman's cable lay nearby. One end of
> > cable was secured around Bingham's leg and the other end was tied to the
> > bridge. His fall lasted 40 feet before the cable tightened and tore his
> foot
> > off at the ankle. He miraculously survived his fall into the icy river
> water
> > and was rescued by two nearby fishermen.  "All I can say," said Bingham,
> "is
> > that God was watching out for me on that night. There's just no other
> > explanation for it." Bingham's foot was never located.....AND THE WINNER
> > IS:PADERBORN, GERMANY - Overzealous zookeeper Friedrich Riesfeldt fed
> > constipated elephant 'Stefan' 22 doses of animal  laxative and more than
> > bushel of berries, figs and prunes before the plugged-up elephant
> > let fly-and suffocated the keeper under 200 pounds of poop!
> Investigators
> > say ill-fated Friedrich, 46, was attempting to give the ailing elephant
> > olive oil enema when the relieved beast unloaded on  him like a dump
> > full of mud. "The sheer force of the elephant's unexpected defecation
> > knocked Mr. Riesfeldt to the ground, where he struck his head on a rock
> and
> > lay unconscious as the elephant continued to evacuate his bowels on top
> > him," said flabbergasted Paderborn police detective Erik Dern. "With no
> one
> > there to help him, he lay under all that dung for at least an hour
> a
> > watchman came along, and during that time he suffocated. "It seems to be
> > just one of those freak accidents that happen."(Oh those Germans... they
> are
> > so competitive.... Aren't they) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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