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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #525 on: November 10, 2018, 05:30:31 PM »
While the footage is far from terrifying here is another idiot for Mr Darwin sir to keep his eye on, not checking your parachute before performing a base jump...  noooo:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6371823/Footage-released-Frenchmans-leap-crane-Sydney-CBD.html

I've watched paint drying which was more terrifying than that video... ::)

True but I was commenting more on the absolute stupidity of making a jump without checking your parachute rather then the jump itself.

Yes, but that is bollox... ::)

Nobody packs your 'chute for you, you do it yourself... You carefully roll it and check for foreign objects and if you are doing a base jump, you have to prepare it and remove the (I can't remember the name but it is a sheet that goes between the risers and slows down the opening to make it softer on your meat & two veg)... It is a very precise manual process...

See how he holds the drogue chute in his hand and deploys it immediately when he jumps? He knows there are no second chances if anything goes wrong from that height - there is no way he would pack a chute with big hols in it... noooo:

True but you are applying logic to someone stupid enough to jump off a building hoping that there is enough time for their parachute to break their fall...  noooo:
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #526 on: November 13, 2018, 05:46:37 AM »
Dear God, why the hell would you want to inject silicone into your bollocks....  Shocked:

https://metro.co.uk/2018/11/07/man-28-dies-after-injecting-silicone-into-his-testicles-8116122/
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #527 on: November 13, 2018, 05:59:22 AM »
Dear God, why the hell would you want to inject silicone into your bollocks....  Shocked:

https://metro.co.uk/2018/11/07/man-28-dies-after-injecting-silicone-into-his-testicles-8116122/

Oh so sad, anybody that finds this even mildly amusing must have a heart of stone...  noooo:



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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #528 on: November 21, 2018, 04:43:53 PM »
So having apparently had a conversation with the almighty you decide to step on to an island where it is illegal to bother the natives and try to convert them to your faith...

Why am I not surprised by the outcome...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6413235/American-tourist-27-killed-protected-tribesmen-remote-island.html
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #529 on: November 21, 2018, 08:37:34 PM »
So having apparently had a conversation with the almighty you decide to step on to an island where it is illegal to bother the natives and try to convert them to your faith...

Why am I not surprised by the outcome...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6413235/American-tourist-27-killed-protected-tribesmen-remote-island.html
Plain bonkers but at least the average IQ of the world is now a micro notch higher
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #530 on: November 22, 2018, 05:49:20 AM »
So having apparently had a conversation with the almighty you decide to step on to an island where it is illegal to bother the natives and try to convert them to your faith...

Why am I not surprised by the outcome...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6413235/American-tourist-27-killed-protected-tribesmen-remote-island.html
Plain bonkers but at least the average IQ of the world is now a micro notch higher

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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #531 on: December 11, 2018, 04:54:21 PM »
While it's tragic that she died so young I have to wonder just how stupid you have to be to think it's a good idea to stick your head out of the window of a fast moving train...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6483113/Pictured-Charity-worker-28-died-head-injuries-leaning-train-window.html
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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #532 on: December 11, 2018, 05:10:10 PM »
While it's tragic that she died so young I have to wonder just how stupid you have to be to think it's a good idea to stick your head out of the window of a fast moving train...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6483113/Pictured-Charity-worker-28-died-head-injuries-leaning-train-window.html

If only she was old enough to have watched The Young Ones...  lol:


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Re: 20 years of the Darwin Awards
« Reply #533 on: December 11, 2018, 05:33:50 PM »
While it's tragic that she died so young I have to wonder just how stupid you have to be to think it's a good idea to stick your head out of the window of a fast moving train...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6483113/Pictured-Charity-worker-28-died-head-injuries-leaning-train-window.html

If only she was old enough to have watched The Young Ones...  lol:


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