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Shorties: Stupid Human Tricks
Gun Safety Training
The Daily Grind
Fireworks Fiasco
Niagara Falls
Home Grown Chute
Come On In!
Human Popsicle
Stab in the Dark
Fast Food Fatality
Forklift Safety Video
Sand Surfing
Shocking Fall
Crappy Driving Award
Do It Yourself, Do Yourself In
Father Knows Best
Testing Faith
What's That Ringing?
William Tell Overture
Chute Boy
Human Hitching Post
Out With a Bang!
Ostrich Axioms
Settle the Score
Rappin' on Heaven's Door
Short & Sweet
Circular Reasoning
Baby Drives Me Crazy
Two Avalanche Alaskan
Three Clowns on a Scooter
Fantastic Plastic Lover
Elevator Wedgie
Hornet Challenge
High on Grass
Running of the Bulls
Stoned Sleep
Polar Bear Swim
Can Duck Shooters Swim?
Kiss of Death
Duct Tape
Perilous Pose
Tired of it All
A Fell Death
Throwing Stones
Moscow Marauder
Concrete Cylinder Roll
Power Punch Proves Fatal
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2000 Darwin Awards
Honoring Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool--by removing themselves from it. Next

Forklift Safety Video 
2000 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

(11 March 2000, Perth, Australia) It just stands to reason, one should follow safe practices while filming a safety video. But the 52-year-old owner of a machinery and equipment training school violated that rule of common sense while filming a forklift safety demonstration.

With the cameras rolling, he was thrown from the forklift cabin and crushed. Subsequent investigation fingered the culprits responsible for the fatality: driver error and high speed over varied terrain, coupled with an unused seat belt.

His final safety demonstration was the most convincing of his career. © 1994 - 2012
Submitted by: Robert Marston Focht
Reference: ABC News Online,

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