You wake up, walk out into the early morning air, kiss your wife goodbye, pet the Chihuahua, and sink into your lawn chair for another breathtaking flight
. On Saturday Kent Couch set off to recreate, for the second time, the famous flight
of Larry Walters
, balloon-lawn-chair-aviator and Darwin Award Honorable Mention
. Kent flew some 193 miles using 105 helium balloons, and unlike some previous fliers
, his event was not only successful, it was photographed by a chase plane.
posted by Muddler
on Jul 10, 2007 -
Darwin Visits the Ukraine... "The girl...was messing around outside the fence and then decided, for some reason, to go and play and swim with the hippopotamus''
Why? Because lack of common sense is a global, and playing with exotic animals is fun and trendy
. No word on whether they had to kill the hippo and test it's brain for rabies.
posted by hotdoughnutsnow
on Aug 1, 2001 -
"Suspected thief hides in mall overnight
to steal cellphones."
He took drugs to stay awake the whole night, and would've gotten away with the loot had he taken his time and not rushed out immediately after the mall opened. Mom was right -- patience really is
posted by lia
on Mar 25, 2001 -
Does everyone know about the Darwin Awards
? (These are the awards given to people who most improve the human race... by departing early...)
The most commonly cited one is the story of the guy who mounted a rocket on his Chevy Impala, and flew it into a canyon wall... well, as with most good stories, it's based on an actual event
. [ Reserve an hour or more, and bring diapers. ]
posted by baylink
on Apr 19, 2000 -