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2007 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.

Falling in Love
2007 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

(20 June 2007, South Carolina) A passing cabbie found a 21 year-old couple naked and injured in the road an hour before sunrise. The two people died at the nearest hospital without regaining consciousness. Authorities were at a loss to explain what had happened. There were no witnesses, no trace of clothing, and no wrecked cars or motorcycles.

Investigators eventually found a clue high on the roof of a nearby building: two sets of neatly folded clothes. Safe sex takes on a whole new meaning when you are perched on the edge of a pyramid-shaped metal roof. "It appears as if [they] accidentally fell off the roof," Sgt. Florence McCants said.

This is a true Darwin Award trifecta: TWO people die, WHILE in the act of procreation, due to an ASTONISHINGLY poor decision. Bottom line: If you put yourself in a precarious "position" at the edge of a pointy roof, you may well find yourself Falling in Love at the same time.

Ironically, one of the deceased was named "Tumbleston."
(Some reports list the name as "Tubleston.")

trifecta: a wager on the first three finishers
of a race, in the correct order.

Submissions: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), etc.

Reader Comments:
"Damnit, I TOLD her to hold on."
"Not so safe sex."
"Talk about falling for someone.."
"Diddler on the Roof."
"Man falls for girl."
"Here......I ....Commeeee!!!"
"Fooled around and fell... in love."
"There was no sign of foul play, only of foreplay."

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