Darwin awardee 2005

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  1. 3Memos macrumors 6502

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    You never know
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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  4. apple2991 macrumors 6502

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    I hope not. Makes it a lot less funny if she were.

    Famous last words: "Hey! See what I can still d-AAAAAARGH!" I hope I don't go like that.
     
  5. Nickygoat macrumors 6502a

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    I hope I do go like that - at least it's quick. Don't want to be that dumb though
     
  6. 3Memos macrumors 6502

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    Getting rid of the stupid people. Evolution at work.
     
  7. virividox thread starter macrumors 601

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    honestly what makes anyone think doing a handstand on a railing is fun?
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    the scary part is that she wasn't worried about the fall.....sad, truly sad...

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  9. wdlove macrumors P6

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    It is a very sad way for one's life to end. Reading her comment caused me to wonder if she wasn't suffering from depression. Had she tried to get help prior. Could have very well been suicide, as though she wasn't able to perform her daily life.
     
  10. emw macrumors G4

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    What seems odd is that she fell from the second floor. Now I realize that's gotta hurt, but isn't that only about 10-12 feet of fall? Though I guess it was onto the patio, which I assume is concrete, and perhaps below ground level.
     
  11. 3Memos macrumors 6502

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    What if it was foul play.

    "Just before she fell, she had called out to a friend, "Watch to see what I can still do," a police report said. Foul play is not believed to be involved, officials said."

    Instead what if she called out to her supposed-friend, "Stop pushing me!"
     
  12. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    It doesn't take much of a fall to kill you, if you hit your head. In fact, if you fell to the floor from a standing position and didn't put your arms out, you might sustain fatal trauma (kids, DON'T try this at home).
     
  13. Mantat macrumors 6502a

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    This is not that bad. Google for Freerun and you will see people doing way more dangerous stunts. With proper training, handastand like this arent dangerous at all and in the article there is no mention of the athletic skills.

    The only weird thing is that its a girl, not a boy! I totaly see myself doing that kind of thing!

    So far I have done:
    - jump numerous times from roof to roof
    - jump from roof to pool (inbetween distance was about 9feet)
    - climb super high tree
    - rock climb free style (no rope or any thing)
    - gun fight with my friend with bb guns (that was very stupid)
    - spliting shotgun sheels to get the black powder so I could make rockets

    Most of these things were done before I was 18 and I would probably never do them again, I think I have wasted all my 'spare lives' doing these things and I would not want my name associated with the Darwins award in anyways!
     
  14. ziwi macrumors 65816

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    What an idiot. But really we all know people like this. Hey, watch me run across this freeway...
     
  15. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    natural selection at work, not evolution ;)
     
  16. emw macrumors G4

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    Sure, but if someone is athletic enough to do handstands on railings, you'd think they'd know how to avoid falling on their head. But apparently not.
     
  17. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    Call me crazy but I thought natural selection was fundamental to the theory of evolution.
     
  18. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    Key words... "athletic enough to do handstands on railings"... seems to me this person wasn't fantastic at this.
     
  19. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    sure it's fundamental to the theory of evolution, but that doesn't mean that events of natural selection are evolution :)

    anyhew, pretty stupid. i think if I wanted to show someone that I could do a handstand, i might do it on my bed, or in the living room... deff. not on the handrailing of a second story balcony...
     
  20. Blackheart macrumors 6502a

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    ... touché...

    :)
     
  21. emw macrumors G4

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    Quite true. And she probably wasn't coherent enough to understand what was happening either.
     
  22. mpw Guest

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    Reminds me of the old Bill Hicks rant about how acid don't kill people stupid kills people. Why do people who take acid and believe they can fly climb the stairs and jump off the roof instead of proving it more convincingly by takeing off from the ground and flying up to the roof?
     
  23. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -virividox

    I second your nomination.

    You want to submit it or should I?
     
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    Check to make sure she didn't have any kids first...
     

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