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> 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
> > 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,
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > four bullets into his mouth and pull the trigger. DARWIN AWARD HONORABLE
> > MENTIONS
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > 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
> > off at the ankle. He miraculously survived his fall into the icy river
> > and was rescued by two nearby fishermen. "All I can say," said Bingham,
> > 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!
> > 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
> > lay unconscious as the elephant continued to evacuate his bowels on top
> > him," said flabbergasted Paderborn police detective Erik Dern. "With no
> > there to help him, he lay under all that dung for at least an hour
> > 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
> > so competitive.... Aren't they) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~