Well the Christmas festivities are just about behind us for another year, and the new year brings with it the usual slew of dull awards ceremonies.
It also brings the excellent Darwin awards, dedicated to highlighting those individuals who have contributed to the success of evolution by successfully removing themselves from the genepool (i.e. dying) in the most insanely stupid ways possible.
My favourite was one of the runners up, naturally involving a car in a starring role.
August brings us a winner from Brazil, who tried to disassemble a Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) by driving back and forth over it with a car. This technique was ineffective, so he escalated to pounding the RPG with a sledgehammer. The second try worked–in a sense. The explosion proved fatal to one man, six cars, and the repair shop wherein the efforts took place.
A happy & prosperous New Year to everyone.