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Biggest Loser Awards

Every year, someone hands out “Darwin Awards” which are bestowed to honor the least evolved among us. Previous news stories that have received their attention have been:  The chef at a hotel in Switzerland lost a finger in a meat cutting machine. Shortly afterward he submitted a claim to his insurance company. The company (suspecting negligence) sent out one of its men to have a look for himself. He tried the machine and he also lost a finger.  The chef’s claim was approved.  A teenager was in a hospital recovering from serious head wounds received from an oncoming train. When asked how he received the injuries, the boy told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.  One Arkansas man apparently desperately wanted some beer. So he decided to throw a cinder block through a liquor store window and grab some booze, and then run for it. What he didn’t realize was that the window was made of plexiglass, and when he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head at the window it bounced back and hit him on the head knocking him unconscious.  The whole event was caught on videotape.  But one of the most “memorable” Darwin Awards honored a man from Provo, Utah. A robber pulled his 38 caliber revolver on his victim and pulled the trigger. But it failed to fire. So he peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked. Sometimes people will do the most foolish things. And when they do these foolish things - there is often a price to be paid.  Sometimes that price is embarrassment.  Sometimes it’s pain.  AND … sometimes that price can even be death.