Darwin awards for 2018

#64
Grenade kills two in Moldova during attempted cigarette theft
I'm sure it seemed a foolproof plan at the time. Go into a shop, demand some cigarettes whilst holding a grenade and refuse to pay for them. Exit sharply for a cigarette. what could go wrong? :)
The Emperor must have sent the would be thief out to get some cigarettes but forgot give him the money... nobody could be that stupid without being under the influence of sulphurous smoke. Could they?
 
#65
The Emperor must have sent the would be thief out to get some cigarettes but forgot give him the money... nobody could be that stupid without being under the influence of sulphurous smoke. Could they?
I agree. I'm sure his involvement was similar to when some Croations thought cleaning a chimney with a grenade was a good idea: 2005 Darwin Award: Chimney-Cleaning Grenade
 
#69
#70
depends on the intent, and given the preparation that she undertook as compared to the individual you refer to. I would count her as a naive idiot who will put others at risk whilst the former was putting himself in a risky situation knowingly. I cannot comment if he was hippy, but was probably not an idiot
 
#71
Katherine Brewster missing from Brazil meditation retreat

So she wanted 'contact with earth and nature' guessing she is getting right up and close with some scavengers now. Idiot hippy
Took only her passport and a credit card and left all her other belongings when she walked barefoot into the forest -

Am I the only one who is now interpreting walked barefoot into the forest as stripped naked and dumped into the septic tank
 
#72
Person went on holiday in a foreign country & is now missing. That happens from time to time. It's not a Darwin (at least not yet) & there's no call to be insulting about someone because their idea of a nice holiday differs from yours.

Insults are better directed towards people who start pointless, shit threads.
 
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Joker62

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#78
Took only her passport and a credit card and left all her other belongings when she walked barefoot into the forest -

Am I the only one who is now interpreting walked barefoot into the forest as stripped naked and dumped into the septic tank
They are called Cenotes in South America.
 
#80
Can I nominate Richard Dawkins for a future Darwin Award - probably when he's doing a book signing at the Waterstones branch in Sana'a, Yemen?

Richard Dawkins to give away copies of The God Delusion in Islamic countries
He might be silly, but he's not stupid.

is responding to what he called the “stirring towards atheism” in some Islamic countries with a programme to make free downloads of his books available in Arabic, Urdu, Farsi and Indonesian.

The scientist and atheist said he was “greatly encouraged” to learn that the unofficial Arabic pdf of the book had been downloaded 13m times. Dawkins writes in The God Delusion about his wish that the “open-minded people” who read it will “break free of the vice of religion altogether”. It has sold 3.3m copies worldwide since it was published in 2006 – far fewer than the number of Arabic copies that Dawkins believes to have been downloaded illegally.
It's also a demonstration of the nonsense spoken in the piracy debate. I remember reading somewhere that major entertainment industries monitor torrent and other sites to plan future projects. You what to know something is looked forward to in the torrent sites.

"My friends who do such things" tell me CSI:Cyber was given a hysterical reaction as both shit and waste of bandwidth, for example. Whereas, Mr Robot is doing nicely and is still up for a 4th series.

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