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Barn Razing
2007 Darwin Award Nominee
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(14 January 2007, West Virginia) Raising a new barn is an endeavor that brings a community together. Demolishing a barn is another question. A trio of friends set out to dismantle a dilapidated structure one bracing winter afternoon. Speaking of bracing...

It was all fun and games until one industrious fellow fired up his chainsaw and ripped through a crucial support post. Carrying the weight of a full barn roof, those wooden beams were all that stood between the demolition worker and structural collapse.

The roof succumbed to the pull of gravity, and the ill-fated lumberjack had a few brief moments to contemplate the approach of his deadly problem. As a consolation prize, the deceased was indeed successful at demolishing the barn.

Reader Comments:
"Gravity hurts. Gravity + Wood, hurts more."

"You know that feeling you get when you realize you just did something REEEAALLY smart without knowing it? This would be the OPPOSITE of that."

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