The Darwin award goes to....

Israel
March 1, 2009 6:02am CST
We all know what the Darwin award is. It goes to stupid people who get killed because they re ever so stupid. A 49 year old woman was walking and went under the crossing arms on a railroad track. The idiot could time it right and got hit by a train. She almost made it across, but not quite. The not quite was her downfall. I guess one more idiot takes herself out of the gene pool. Didn't she know that the arms being down mean a train is coming? Couldn't she see or hear the train? It's not like trains are tiny quiet things. They are kinda hard to miss. http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/feb/28/woman-hit-and-killed-orlando-train/
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@BarBaraPrz (20124)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
1 Mar 09
My first thought was that maybe it was deliberate, but as the story notes, she almost made it. Unfortunately, "almost" only counts in horseshoes. I wonder if she was knocked out of her Keds? (Remember the movie Stand By Me?)
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• United States
1 Mar 09
I remember that movie. It was made here where I live. It's a pretty good "coming of age movie."
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@BarBaraPrz (20124)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
1 Mar 09
It was, wasn't it? Did you see any of the filming or the stars?
• United States
1 Mar 09
No I didn't. In the past I've always made sure to stay away from wherever they were filming movies. To me they were just in my way and I don't have a particular desire to meet any stars. I don't know them, don't have anything to say to them so there was no point. Now however since they've started putting all those special features on DVD where they show parts of the film making process I'm a lot more interested in it. I always watch those and listen to the commentary on the movies. Why do this, how did they do that etc. Since I've learned a whole lot more about movie making now I think it would be kinda fun just to go and watch them for a bit at work. Not just the actors but everyone else as well. They just need to bring another film here! If I were young and starting over I think I'd love a career working with films. My ideal jobs would be finding the locations, the towns, the houses etc to set them in OR dressing up the sets...finding the right furniture, cars etc. It would be like a really cool scavenger hunt and I'd get paid for it!
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
1 Mar 09
you don't hear about too many women getting Darwin awards - and at 49, she probably HAD left some genetic byproduct to soil the gene pool - but one can hope!
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• Israel
2 Mar 09
Let's hope she hadn't contributed to the gene pool. She probably had though. Most people have kids. I would love to leave my genes behind, but I can't, so I have fur kids. They don't breed either.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
2 Mar 09
I chose to remove my defective genes from the gene pool, sometimes intellegence gets removed with the bad stuff.
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Makes you wonder what people are thinking, huh? Most the time I guess we'll never know. Living in Oklahoma, we have small oil wells dotting the landscape. All of them are surrounded by fences, barbed wire and danger signs. A week or so ago, two 17 year olds decided it would be fun to 'ride' them like a see-saw. One young man ended up getting his arm caught in the gears and lost his arm. It was sad that it happened, but you have to wonder what on earth he was thinking. And, he's still in the gene pool.
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• Israel
2 Mar 09
Teens do crazy things on dares. They don't have the adult brains to tell them that such and such is hecka dangerous. I can understand a teen taking risks, but an adult? She was just plain stupid. And that stupid killed her.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
1 Mar 09
lololol thaey sure are hard to miss! was she drunk?
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• Israel
2 Mar 09
They didn't say if she was drunk. I'm sure they did a blood analysis to find out. The cops always want to know if people are drunk when they do stupid things.
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• Israel
2 Mar 09
Who knows. She wasn't to bright. A train being close enough to hit her is easy to spot.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
2 Mar 09
must of been and your right she had to see it but maybe didnt care!
@snowcat46 (2323)
• United States
2 Mar 09
Maybe she meant to? A quick way out, and the family gets her insurance money. Or she just figured she was invincible. That happens. I enjoy the Darwins. It's nice to know the gene pool is protected from them by these 'accidents.'
• Israel
2 Mar 09
If she meant to get killed, she would have stopped on the track. She was trying to get across before the train. The Darwin effect weeds out some of the useless people who think they are normal.
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
2 Mar 09
Wow, sometimes its hard to believe that people can be that stupid. They always amaze me.
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• Israel
2 Mar 09
Some people are stupid. Actually a lot of people are stupid. Most stupid people have enough sense not to play chicken with a train. I used to work with retarded women and they knew how to wait and obey the lights at intersections. We didn't have trains in my area, but it's the same concept. This woman wasn't retarded, she was just plain stupid. Stupid killed her.
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
1 Mar 09
Some people just don't think that rules or such things as those Rail road crossing arms apply to them. We have a couple of crossing that set close to a main road with traffic lights. You would be surprised at how many people will set on the railroad tracts waiting for the light to change. I'm surprised there aren't more killed by trains. Too many people thing they can beat the train. Some idiots even try crawling under setting trains to cross the tracts and get killed when the train starts moving.
• Israel
2 Mar 09
I never stop on a train track. Or I should say, when I drove I never did that. I have always been cautious. I value my life and want to make it to 120.
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@BarBaraPrz (20124)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
2 Mar 09
And this morning there was another such story: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/090302/national/train_kills_woman