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Darwin Awards
« on: October 28, 2009, 01:21:27 PM »
 Arkansas Democrat Gazette:
 
Two local men were injured when their pickup truck left the road and struck a tree near Cotton Patch on State Highway 38 early Monday.  Woodruff  County deputy Dovey Snyder reported the accident shortly after midnight Monday.  Thurston Poole, 33, of Des Arc, and Billy Ray Wallis, 38, of  Little Rock , were returning to Des Arc after a frog-catching trip.  On an overcast Sunday night,  Poole 's pickup truck headlights malfunctioned.
 
The two men concluded that the headlight fuse on the older-model truck had burned out. As a replacement fuse was not available, Wallis noticed that the .22 caliber bullets from his pistol fit perfectly into the fuse box next to the steering-wheel column.  Upon inserting the bullet the headlights again began to operate properly, and the two men proceeded on eastbound toward the  White River  Bridge .
 
After traveling approximately 20 miles, and just before crossing the river, the bullet apparently overheated, discharged and struck  Poole in the testicles.  The vehicle swerved sharply right, exited the pavement, and struck a tree.    Poole suffered only minor cuts and abrasions from the accident but will require extensive surgery to repair the damage to his testicles, which will never operate as intended.
 
Wallis sustained a broken clavicle and was treated and released.  "Thank God we weren't on that bridge when Thurston shot his balls off, or we might be dead," stated Wallis
 
"I've been a trooper for 10 years in this part of the world, but this is a first for me.  I can't believe that those two would admit how this accident happened,"  said Snyder.
 
Upon being notified of the wreck, Lavinia (  Poole 's wife) asked how many frogs the boys had caught and did anyone get them from the truck?  (Though Poole and Wallis did not die as a result of their misadventure as normally required by Darwin Award Official Rules, it can be argued that  Poole did in fact effectively remove himself from the gene pool.)

 

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2009, 01:32:54 PM »
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/1996/oct/17/frog-gigging/

that is a great story but.....

even so, it's worth the laugh i got out of it  :-D  sadly, i have know people who would do such a thing!
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2009, 01:42:41 PM »
Yep it was funny,. but...... it just goes to show to ya can't beleive half the stuff you read on the intrernet. 
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Re: Darwin Awards
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2009, 10:46:16 PM »
Beautiful - especially the part about what happened to the frogs.   Not the brightest bulbs in the package... too bad they didn't think of pulling off the lead before inserting the brass.
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