The Darwin Awards

2001 Darwin Awards

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Library Return
2001 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

(11 October 2001, Tennessee) Eight freshman college students were hanging around a vacant library late one night, when they decided it would be a thrill to leap into a small opening they thought was a laundry chute.

Perhaps a few more years of college would have helped them realize that libraries don't have laundry chutes. It was actually a garbage chute feeding directly into an automatic trash compactor. 19-year-old Wesley "Crusher" was the first to jump. He enjoyed an exhilarating three-story slide before being crushed to death in the rubbish bin below.

The other students decided not to follow. © 1994 - 2017
Submitted by: George Currey, Jr., Roger Abernathy, Michael Morelli, TRT
Reference: Nashville WTVF NewsChannel5, NewsChannel9,
Leon Alligood of The Tennesseean

Chute Boy and Don't Chute the Messenger

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