A "Vintage" Darwin Story
This story is "UNCONFIRMED" (it's just circulated as a conversational tidbit) by Darwin - 1982 Darwin Award winner--
February 1982, Arizona...
The state of Arizona finally had to declare the sport of cactus shooting as a FELONY. Apparently, desert marksmen aim fire onto Saguaro "cacti" so frequently that Arizona had to re-classify the sport in order to try and dissuade marksmen from taking shots at the cacti. (Guns are dangerous to all forms of life, and not just cactus plants).
The new law didn't stop marksman, like David - a 27 year old, considered a sharp-shooter. Now, David tried to impress some friends in '82 with his sharp-shooting, and opened fire on a Saguaro.
The decision and action killed David!
No, he didn't have equipment problems...his gun didn't misfire...
...his shots were bang-on, so-to-speak.
David was killed when the cactus fell on him.
Apparently, he fired two shots at a 27-foot cactus. The bullets hit their mark, but David was only able to utter the first syllable of, "Tim-ber!" before a 23-foot chunk of Saguaro fell on him and crunched him underneath its sharp, prickly skin.
* This story confirmed by someone who called in to a Rochester, New York radio station by the name of Radio-Free Wease. The caller claimed that the incident happened "years ago" back in '82 when he lived in Arizona.....blah blah blah
Darwin Award Nominee - Checking fuel tank using lighter
Arkansas 1996: Frog Giggin' Accident
This story unconfirmed by Darwin...
Won 1998 Darwin Award
Frog Giggin Accident In Arkansas, 1996: A pair of locals were seriously injured early Monday morning. The two men were driving on state highway 38 near Cotton Patch when their pickup truck left the road and struck a tree. Deputy Dovey Snider of Woodruff County confirmed details and reported on the incident shortly after midnight on Monday.
Billy Ray Wallis, aged 38, of Little Rock, along with 33 year old Des Arc resident, Thurston Poole are listed in serious condition at Baptist Medical Centre.
Apparently, the accident happened after a frog giggin trip and as the men were returning to Des Arc.