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makinwar_UK #1 Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

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Recently discovered Darwin Awards had to share this one

(January 2001) Two men were taken to a Liverpool hospital on Saturday night after trying to burgle the house of pro soccer player Duncan Ferguson. Some years ago Ferguson, who earned the nicknames Drunken Ferguson and Duncan Disorderly, served 6 months in jail for grievous bodily injury to an opponent. This 6'4" kamikaze centre forward is arguably the most violent player in British pro football. The police must have arrived quickly as only one of the would-be burglars required hospitalization.

And we all know at least 10 world of tanks players who would do this

(8 May 2009, Utah) 59-year-old Brent L. found a stash of dynamite in a shed on his 5000-acre ranch three miles south of the ATK Thiokol testing area, where booster rockets for the space shuttle are designed. Details about this stash are scarce. Did it belong to the rancher, was it hidden by thieves, is it more than coincidence that the ranch is close to Thiokol Ground Zero? Chief Deputy Kevin Potter said, "Whether the dynamite was his or whatever, that's yet to be determined."
Whatever its origins, the rancher found the dynamite and he was alarmed. He had good reason to be. Old dynamite starts to "sweat" nitroglycerine, and once it starts sweating, it is very unstable and can pop anytime. This well-known fact was surely known by the rancher. But the dynamite was not an old, sweating pile of unstableness. This stash of flash was something he felt he could deal with on his own.
Concerned for his family's safety--but not his own--the rancher removed the dynamite from the shed, placed it in a field of knee-high grass, backed away about forty yards and fired a shotgun at it. The dynamite blew up and shrapnel hit the rancher in the head. The man was air-lifted to the hospital, where he passed away.
The Box County Sheriff's office refused to confirm the circumstances, saying they were "still looking into it" and the dynamite exploded "for some reason." But the first medical teams on the scene reported that the man shot the dynamite from 40 yards. I am inclined to believe them because it would be obvious where the rancher was standing in relation to the explosion--whether he was 40 yards away, or holding a stick of unstable, sweating dynamite--and besides, either which way, the man oughtn'ta.
References: The Deseret News, The Tremonton Leader, standard.net

Dr_Nooooo #2 Posted 14 August 2012 - 03:44 PM

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There should also be a Darwin Award in World of Tanks.

steview162 #3 Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:26 PM

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View PostDr_Nooooo, on 14 August 2012 - 03:44 PM, said:

There should also be a Darwin Award in World of Tanks.

There aren't enough web pages in the whole interweb to cover all the WOT darwin award winners.

_Grim_ #4 Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:30 PM

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View PostDr_Nooooo, on 14 August 2012 - 03:44 PM, said:

There should also be a Darwin Award in World of Tanks.

Then probably a great big chunck of the players would receive one :Smile-izmena: ....

Eruantien_Aduialdraug #5 Posted 14 August 2012 - 04:36 PM

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View PostDr_Nooooo, on 14 August 2012 - 03:44 PM, said:

There should also be a Darwin Award in World of Tanks.
There should be, buy what will we call it? When WoWS becomes available we could have one called the HMS Trinidad Award, after the Fiji-class cruiser that torpedoed itself whilst engaging German Narvik-class destroyers in the Artic Circle.

Hmm... :Smile_sceptic:

Nekomancer #6 Posted 15 August 2012 - 12:22 AM

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How the hell do you torpedo yourself?

steview162 #7 Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:36 PM

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I think it hits a wave that knocks it back on itself, or the gyro is set wrong, or broken. RNG in the real world :Smile_trollface-3:

OldIronsides #8 Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:18 PM

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My favorite is the "honorable mention" for the guy who decided to go bungee jumping after having boozed heavily with his pals. So they went to the next railway bridge and then suddenly realised they don't have a bungee rope with them. So instead they tied a steel cable to that guys leg.
Result: foot cut off at the end of the drop, guy plopped into a river and survived.

makinwar_UK #9 Posted 16 August 2012 - 07:12 PM

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the ship that torpdeoed itself was faulty gryo




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