Darwin Awards for 2019

That's why it's illegal. I hope the tree's family received a heartfelt apology and was suitably compensated.

'A teenage driver was killed weeks after passing her test when she became “distracted” an inquest heard.

'Shannon Gittings, 17, lost control of her Fiat 500, veered into a nearside verge and then swerved across a busy road. She died when her car ploughed into a tree as a result of texting her boyfriend while behind the wheel. Shannon, from Norfolk in the UK, died as she drove home from her job as a systems administrator just before 5.30pm on October 3 last year.'


Teen girl dies texting boyfriend
 
That's why it's illegal. I hope the tree's family received a heartfelt apology and was suitably compensated.

'A teenage driver was killed weeks after passing her test when she became “distracted” an inquest heard.

'Shannon Gittings, 17, lost control of her Fiat 500, veered into a nearside verge and then swerved across a busy road. She died when her car ploughed into a tree as a result of texting her boyfriend while behind the wheel. Shannon, from Norfolk in the UK, died as she drove home from her job as a systems administrator just before 5.30pm on October 3 last year.'

Teen girl dies texting boyfriend
When Dîck pics go wrong.

That story should be compulsory reading for every cretin that thinks they’re so good at multi-tasking that the law on phones and driving doesn’t apply to them.
 

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It seems that there is a new trend amongst teenagers; putting oneself in a dangerous position in order to garner "likes".
Russian girl, 15, is killed and 'cut into pieces' by a freight train | Daily Mail Online
Oh well. How sad. Never mind.
Thankfully she will not procreate.
FFS. I took a shufti at the article and apart from the photo's of the Darwin contestant the MOL included photo's of a train -'like the one that hit her' and a stretch of nondescript railway line 'near to where it happened.

BTW, do all of these contenders only get published in The Mail Online?
 
And the world is made a tidier place by the removal of more Instagrammers; the latest one quite possibly slowly and painfully.

'A university student has fallen to her death after trying to take a photograph at a scenic lookout point along Highway 101 which stretches from California to Washington, on the west coast of the US. According to CNN, the student from Oregon has been identified as Michelle Casey, who police say was seriously injured when she slipped and fell while taking pictures at Neahkahnie Mountain.

'The 21-year-old who was majoring in kinesiology reportedly landed on a tree when she fell, which stopped her from falling into the Pacific Ocean below. In a press release from local police, assistance for a rope rescue was called midmorning on Sunday. Due to difficult terrain, the team were unable to reach Ms Casey for several hours before she was flown to a Portland hospital, where she died from the injuries.

'Ms Casey’s tragic death follows the death of a 19-year-old student who plunged to her death while taking a selfie on a tenth floor balcony in Lithuania. Viktoria Grinkevich, from Belarus, was taking a late night picture when the tragedy happened. Friends said she stepped on a stool then climbed onto the handrail on the balcony. She lost her balance and fell 28 metres.

'In April, 22-year-old university student Sydney Monfries died after falling 12 metres in the stairwell of the campus’ clock tower at 3.20am. According to local authorities, Ms Monfries and a group of friends were climbing the off-limits building to take photographs of the city skyline, when she fell through an opening on one of the landings.

'In 2018, an Israeli teenager fell to his death at an iconic waterfall in California’s Yosemite National Park after trying to mimic a popular social media photograph. Tomer Frankfurter, 18, of Jerusalem was near the top of Nevada Fall when he fell more than 180 metres.

'In Australia, a whale watching event turned to disaster when a young man slipped at least 10 metres to his death from the top of a Sydney cliff while taking a photo. The teenager, Gavin Paul Zimmerman, who was whale watching from Sydney’s Royal National Park was with a group of friends when he fell off the cliff.'

Student falls to her death while taking photos at tourist lookout
 
Just in from California. There is a reason the state is known as "The Land of Fruits and Nuts"

A Darwin Award does not require death, only taking oneself out of the gene pool.

Man hiding drugs shoots self in testicles
 
Just in from California. There is a reason the state is known as "The Land of Fruits and Nuts"

A Darwin Award does not require death, only taking oneself out of the gene pool.

Man hiding drugs shoots self in testicles
From the end of the article:

Editor's Note: This story initially reported the man accidentally shot himself in the penis. He actually accidentally shot himself in the testicles.

Well, that was lucky, then.
 
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