2013 Darwin Awards are out!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Marley's Ghost, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002

    My favorite is this one:

    4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn’t discovered for 3 days.

    This guy deserves an academy award! This really should be a major motion picture with Tracy Morgan and Jim Carrey.
  2. That just isn't a Darwin award, stupid, yes, but not a Darwin (which require death or sterilisation prior to having kids, i.e. doing something stupid enough to stop you passing on your genes).
  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    I like #9.

  4. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    That reads like an email forward, not a good thing.
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  6. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    8,9, and 10 have been around for quite a few years.
  7. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Casting out the nines Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    This list isn't on the Darwin Awards site so I'm guessing that an email/Facebook forward is where it came from.

    I agree the bus driver story isn't s Darwin candidate but if true that's nuts.
  8. ProgRocker


    Mar 25, 2011
    The bus driver story has been around for quite a while. Don't know if it's true. I never looked into it.
  9. Urban legend, according to Snopes. http://www.snopes.com/medical/asylum/crazybus.asp
  10. uOpt

    uOpt Supporting Member

    Jul 21, 2008
    Boston, MA, USA
    This isn't remotely official :mad:
  11. Marley's Ghost

    Marley's Ghost Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    Yes, this looks bogus. Oddly, the person who put it on facebook is a reputable journalist. But I see it is gone now.
  12. michael_atw


    Feb 28, 2009
    Jamestown, NY
    LOL. Well that deescalated quickly.