HTML> 2017 Darwin Award: Red Evolution

The Darwin Awards 
HOME
Darwin Awards
At-Risk Survivors
Slush Pile
2017 Darwins
One Way Ticket
Pistol Of Justice
503 Server Overload
#ElephantsWantPrivacy
Air Strike Out
Grim Roofer
Other Darwin Years 
2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 Vintage
 
~ Random Story ~
Email Alert!
NEW! Gift Shop
Rules  Search
Contact Darwin
Submit a Story
Philosophy Forum
Home

  

Darwin Awards
2017 Darwin Awards
Email a Friend Named in honor of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, the Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it. Next Prev Random

 
 
Red Evolution  
2017 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

(2017, Russia) A welder is in the evolutionary spotlight today. Vargas (pseudonym) worked for The Enterprise for the Construction, Repair and Maintenance of Highways in Tselinnoe when he noticed how well a fire extinguisher fits into a decommissioned artillery howitzer. Inspired, he stuffed the fire extingusher down the barrel...

Trained to use the elemental powers of hot plasma, welders are normally not daredevils but Vargus was determined to prove the old adage, 'There are old welders and bold welders but there are no old, bold welders.' He charged the cannon with calcium carbide and water, a reactive combination that produces acetylene welding gas...

The abused fire extinguisher exploded from the howitzer cannon, and pieces of the payload brained the welder--whose head was conveniently located in the ballistic trajectory of the shrapnel. In a fight between shrapnel and an empty skull, shrapnel wins.

This brilliantly executed Darwin Award fatality was reported on the State Labor Inspection website. I refer readers with questions to that document, as machine translations from Russian to English leave much to be desired.

ORIGINAL SUBMISSION

notthebest  0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  fresh
slownewsday   insightful
Share      

DarwinAwards.com © 1994 - 2017
Submitted by: Rostislav
Reference: https://git45.rostrud.ru/news/561199.html

Previous Directions Next

Selected From The Darwin Awards Gift Shop @ Zazzle




Purchases Help Fund The Darwin Awards Team

 


Advanced Search

HomeRulesFAQsAwardsSlushSite Map
DarwinAward | HonorableMention | PersonalAccount | UrbanLegend