Charles Darwin at a green chalkboard.

2017 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.

Golf Cart + Garden Hose
2017 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

(5 September 2017, California) Fun-loving Cody Horn's last act was to pilot a golf cart towed by garden hose behind a vehicle on State Highway 4, east of Angels Camp. The golf cart swerved across the double yellow line and directly into the path of a Ford truck, causing a head-on collision that instantly killed the 28-year-old.

Beloved and hard-working Mr. Horn left many friends behind when he drove himself out of this life. No reason for the garden-hose golf-cart adventure has been determined -- probably it was intended to be a harmless prank.

Mr. Horn was loved by many, and we bring his premature death to the attention of our readers as a cautionary tale of a silly prank gone too far. Be safe, folks! Do not cross that line -- the double yellow line -- when planning your own out-of-the-box adventures.

Submitted by: Ron Combs
Reference: My Motherlode and Calaveras Enterprise

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