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"Jack Hurst" <hurst@intur.net< on 02/08/2001 09:11:45 AM
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Subject: Fw: Darwin Awards 2000

This is really funny!Jack
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From: thepalmers
To: Susan.W.Christensen@Ac.Com ; Fred Spiker ; Scott & Reen Reen ; John Ward ; Jack Cudworth ; Hadji Sablan
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2001 10:33 PM
Subject: FW: Darwin Awards 2000

Just something to amuse all the boys out there.
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Subject: FW: Darwin Awards 2000

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From: CGBCOMS@aol.com [mailto:CGBCOMS@aol.com]
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 5:16 PM
To: scott@howhealthworks.com
Subject: Darwin Awards 2000

Yes, the one we've all been waiting for... Darwin Awards 2000. They have
finally been released!

For those not familiar with the Darwin Award, It's an annual honor given
to the person who provided the Universal human gene pool the biggest
service by getting killed in the most extraordinarily stupid way. As
always, competition this year has been keen again. Some candidates
appear to have trained their whole lives for this event!

1. In September in Detroit, a 41-year-old man got stuck and drowned in
two feet of water after squeezing head first through an 18-inch-wide =
grate to retrieve his car keys.

2. In October, a 49-year-old San Francisco stockbroker, who "totally =
when he ran," according to his wife, accidentally jogged off a =
cliff on his daily run.

3. Buxton, NC: A man died on a beach when an 8-foot-deep hole he had dug
into the sand caved in as he sat inside it. Beach goers said Daniel =
21 dug the hole for fun, or protection from the wind, and had been =
in a beach chair at the bottom Thursday afternoon when it collapsed,
burying him beneath 5 feet of sand. People on the beach, on the outer
banks, used their hands and shovels, trying to claw their way to Jones,
a resident of Woodbridge, VA, but could not reach him. It took rescue
workers using heavy equipment almost an hour to free him while about 200
people looked on. Jones was pronounced dead at a hospital.

4. In February, Santiago Alvarado, 24, was killed in Lompoc, CA, as he
fell face-first through the ceiling of a bicycle shop he was
burglarizing. Death was caused when the long flashlight he had placed in
his mouth (to keep his hands free) rammed into the base of his skull as
he hit the floor.

5. According to police in Dahlonega, GA, ROTC cadet Nick Berrena, 20,
was stabbed to death in January by fellow cadet Jeffrey Hoffman, 23, who
was trying to prove that a knife could not penetrate the flak vest =
was earing.

6. Sylvester Bridal, JR, 26, was killed in February in Selbyville, Del,
as he won a bet with friends who said he would not put a revolver loaded
with four bullets into his mouth and pull the trigger.

7. In February, according to police in Windsor, Ontario, Daniel Kolta,
27, and Randy Taylor, 33, died in a head-on collision, thus earning a
tie in the game of chicken they were playing with their snowmobiles.


1. In Guthrie, Okla, in October, Jason Heck tried to kill a millipede =
a shot from his 22-caliber rifle, but the bullet ricocheted off of a =
near the hole and hit pal Antonio Martinez in the head, fracturing his

2. In Elyria, Ohio, in October, Marty Eskins, attempting to clean out
cobwebs in his basement, declined to use a broom in favor of a propane
torch and caused a fire that burned the first and second floors of his

3. Paul Stiller, 47, was hospitalized in Andover Township, NJ, in
September, and his wife Bonnie was also injured, by a quarter-stick of
dynamite that blew up in their car. While driving around at 2 AM, the
bored couple lit the dynamite and tried to toss it out the window to see
what would happen, but they apparently failed to notice that the window
was closed.

4. TACOMA, WA - Kerry Bingham, had been drinking with several friends
when one of them said they knew a person who had bungee-jumped from
the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in the middle of traffic. The conversation =
more heated and at least 10 men trooped along the walkway of the bridge
at 4:30am.
Upon arrival at the midpoint of the bridge they discovered that no one
had brought a bungee rope. Bingham, who had continued drinking, =
and pointed out that a coil of lineman's cable lay nearby. One end of =
cable was secured around Bingham's leg and the other end was tied to the
bridge. His fall lasted 40 feet before the cable tightened and tore his
foot off at the ankle. He miraculously survived his fall into the icy
river water and was rescued by two nearby fishermen. "All I can say,"
said Bingham, "is that God was watching out for me on that night.
There's just no other explanation for it." Bingham's foot was never


1. PADERBORN, GERMANY - Overzealous zookeeper Friedrich Riesfeldt
fed his constipated elephant Stefan 22 doses of animal laxative and more
than a bushel of berries, figs and prunes before the plugged up =
finally let fly - and suffocated the keeper under 200 pounds of poop!
Investigators say ill-fated Friedrich, 46, was attempting to give the
ailing elephant an olive oil enema when the relieved beast unloaded on =
like a dump truck full of mud. "The sheer force of the elephant's
unexpected defecation knocked Mr. Riesfeldt to the ground, where he =
his head on a rock and lay unconscious as the elephant continued to
evacuate his bowels on top of him," said flabbergasted Paderborn police
detective Erik Dern. With no one there to help him, he lay under all
that dung for at least an hour before a watchman came along, and during =
time he suffocated. "It seems to be just one of those freak accidents
that happen."