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Dodging Drink Dues  
2001 Darwin Award Winner
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(15 May 2001, Cairo) Two whiskey-swilling men tried to dodge their bar tab by downing one last drink, jumping in the Nile, and swimming for the far shore. One, a 27-year-old taxi driver, misjudged his ability to stay afloat. He drowned en route, successfully avoiding paying the $180 bill. His companion reached the far shore a few hundred meters away, only to be arrested by police who had been summoned by the shortchanged nightclub employees.

Next time you and your friends try to dodge a bar tab, don't drink yourself senseless first. You might die or, even more dreadful, be stuck with the entire bar tab! © 1994 - 2017
Submitted by: Karyl, George Stein
Reference: Agence France Presse (AFP)

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