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Honoring Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, does not involve leaving our compassion at the door. This story was placed in the archive in 1996, before the rules were written. NO DARWIN AWARD for this sad event.

Set the Parking Brake!
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Remember the tragic death of two small boys who drowned when the car they were in rolled down a boat ramp into a lake? Their mother Susan Smith was convicted of their murder. The lake has become a shrine for visitors. A family visiting the lake drove up to the boat ramp but forgot to set the parking brake. The car rolled into the lake, drowning two adults and two children.

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