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2008 Darwin Awards

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Pierced!
2008 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

(January 2008, Pennsylvania) A 23-year-old man with various body piercings decided to have some fun at work. He wondered, "What it would feel like to connect the electronic control tester to my chest piercings?" Several coworkers tried to convince him that it was a bad idea to wire himself up to the electronic device, but he ignored their pleas.

He proceeded to connect two alligator clips to his metal nipple piercings, one on each side, and hit the test button... His coworkers were still trying to revive him with CPR and rescue breathing when police and rescue personnel arrived. They were not successful.

Reader Comments:
"I would not even try this with my pierced earrings."
"All charged up."

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Reference: Boyertown Area Times, PA 1/10/08 Vol. 150 Number 32 berksmontnews.com

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