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2001 Darwin Awards

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Pig Jig
2001 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

(24 November 2001, Hungary) Two farmers were killed and a third was hospitalized with serious injuries after the men attempted to kill a pig with a homemade stun gun during a traditional Hungarian pre-Christmas slaughter.

One farmer electrocuted himself with the jury-rigged device during an unsuccessful attempt to knock out the pig. The elderly owner of the pig was so alarmed at the tragedy unfolding before his eyes that he suffered a heart attack and died.

The third farmer tried to come to the rescue of the first farmer by pulling the plug out of the socket. He was shocked, but survived.

The pig came to no harm that day.

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Submitted by: Catheryn, Viktor Kovacs
Reference: Magyar Hírlap, Ananova

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