2008 Darwin Awards

This seems to be a good time to present the 2008 Darwin Awards.  For the uninitiated, “the Darwin Awards salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally remove themselves from it…”

It appears you can still vote for your favorite.  Here is one of mine:

(8 March 2008, Florida) Just because you see it online does not mean it’s a good idea. Cameron, 18, was joyriding in a shopping cart as he held onto a moving SUV. An eyewitness said, “It’s irresponsible behavior, but what do you expect from kids?” The car and the cart went over a speed bump and the cart overturned, ejecting its occupant, who was not wearing the little seat belt. Cameron was pronounced dead at the scene.

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