DailyDirt: Stupiditry, Yah

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Everyone does something stupid from time to time, but there are some stories that are just amazingly bizarre and a little bit dumb -- and they should be shared. But the Darwin Awards are a bit too brutal because someone has to die (or be made sterile) as a result of his/her own stupidity. So here are just a few examples of stupiditry in action, where people might get injured but not too seriously. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.

Filed Under: bizarre, catherine venusto, stupidity, talkeetna, tony robbins


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 27 Jul 2012 @ 6:21am

    Re: Nature is like that

    " In particular, they often award Darwin Awards for people who are too old to reproduce, and in such cases there is no Darwinian penalty. Only a young person who dies from stupidity BEFORE reproducing has truly earned the standard Darwin Award"

    I can clarify that rule. You see, the person has to be of sound mind and judgement in juxtaposition to the scenario that caused their death. An example would be a lawyer testing the strength of the glass of his new high-rise office by running into it only to find that it was safety glass designed to break with a certain amount of force in case of an emergency.

    The death or cause of the loss of reproductive abilities must not be self inflicted. This and other rules are clearly stated on the site.

    http://www.darwinawards.com/rules/

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