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2001 Darwin Awards

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2001 Darwin Award Winner
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(March 2001, Ghana) Tribal clashes are common in Northern Ghana, and people often resort to witchcraft with the hope of becoming invulnerable to weapons. For example, Aleobiga, 23, and fifteen fellow believers who purchased a "magical" potion to render them invincible to bullets.

After smearing the magical lotion over their bodies for two weeks, Aleobiga volunteered to test the spell. He stood in a clearing while his friends raised their weapons, aimed, fired...

You'd think he would have tested the spell on a non-essential body part first. Aleobiga is now roaming the Great Savannah in the sky, and the jujuman who supplied the defective magic was beaten for his failure.

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Submitted by: Terrin Lovett, Paul, Jim
Reference: Reuters, New Zealand Press, The Sun

Reader Comments:
"It's a kind of magic..."
"Maybe there's a military application here!"
"Guns don't kill people. Stupidity does."

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