Charles Darwin at a green chalkboard.

2006 Darwin Awards

Honoring Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool--by removing themselves from it in the most spectacular way possible.

Rock Out
2006 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

"Rock and Roll will never die."

(17 November 2006, Singapore) Picture a college dorm room. Dirty laundry, sexy posters, food wrappers, textbooks, and in the middle of it all, a 16-year-old male rocking out to loud music. A typical student, a typical day.

But this particular student, rocking out on his air guitar, was about to "take things too far," according to the coroner's report. Li Xiao, a student at the Hua Business School, bounced up and down on his bed with such enthusiasm that he rocked himself right out of the third-floor window.

Normally the windows are locked, but students reportedly force the locks so they can sneak a cigarette. Perhaps alluding to Ted Nugent's rock song, the court ruled it a case of "Death By Misadventure."

Reader Comments:
"Did he fall, or did he dive into an imaginary mosh pit?"
"Thank god I only have a two story window."
"Dude! Where's my mosh pit?"
"Rock and roll 'til he died."
"Air Guitar Disaster"
"Oingo Boingo"


Share © 1994 - 2022
Submitted by: Sam Dafilis, John Zatz, Vincent, Shannon McCoy, Pranav Kuttan, Katie Brueckner, and many others.
Reference: The Straits Times, Channel 9 News Aust, Reuters, etc.

Previous Directions Next