The stupidity displayed by the participants in the
following tales stops short of the ultimate Darwin Awards
sacrifice. Nevertheless, we salute the spirit and innovation of
Pokemon Go Going Gone
2016 At-Risk Survivor
Confirmed True by Darwin
(16 July 2016, California) Pokemon's unintended "Go Jump" mode is predicted to have a dwindling fan
base. Two California men blindly followed app clues to a clue-less 75-to-100 foot cliff tumble in Encinitas on July 13. They both survived falling
off the crumbling cliff--minor injuries only--missing a full DARWIN but
marking themselves AT RISK. Speaking of mental laxity, this correspondent
wonders what is wrong with the education system when investigators cannot
figure out the height of a cliff.
Pokéman's fans are falling for the trending game. Please
note, "Go Jump" is satire, and the Darwin Awards considers individuals
to be responsible for their own actions.
DARWIN AWARD FOR DECEASED IN DENMARK? News Report:
"Danish Pokemon hunter killed in traffic accident" alerts us to a
delivery man driving a small van who was found dead in a vehicle wreck.
The man's phone was still unlocked and running the Pokemon Go app, which
caused local police to speculate that the game was a key player in the
21-year-old's death. "We cannot know for certain whether he was playing
the game at the time of the accident, however, normally a phone will lock
itself if it is not in use."
Amusing coffee mug "Honoring those who give their all to improve our
species." Made by Wendy "Darwin" Northcutt. Awesome, playful pottery mug
is hand-made and signed; a well-crafted durable stoneware pottery mug large
enough to easily accomodate 15 ounces of hot coffee. Check it out!