The Darwin Awards

2019 Darwin Awards

Next Prev Random 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.

Shoot The Gap - Two Texans Die Trying
2019 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

Photo Credit: (24 May 2019, Louisiana) Black Bayou Draw Bridge, situated six miles south of Lake Charles, was closed to car traffic and open for a boat to pass through. That drawn drawbridge presented an irresistible challenge to two Texas men, aged 23 and 32, looking for fun on Friday night. May their experiment be a warning to you, my friend.

A witness observed the passenger emerge, push up the arm of the safety gate, and climb back into the car. Then the Chevy Cruze backed up a short distance and accelerated hard up the drawbridge ramp... up and over the edge. Splash!

You cannot last long when the road beats you in an IQ test. Unlike the Blues Brothers, they lacked cop tires, cop engine, cop suspension--and a mission from Gawd.

The Shoot-The-Gap tragedy happened at 2AM. The car sank from sight, and it was no easy task to locate the wreck. Louisiana state police divers eventually located and lifted the vehicle with pontoons and recovered two drowned bodies from the Black Bayou. Identities are identified in this CNN News article.

Double Darwin - a twofer! Take heed, and practice patience on the drawbridges of life.

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Reader Comments:
"Flukes Of Hazzard," alternate title. -J.SMith
It was "Hold my beer," now it's "Hold my bier." -B.Osborn
"Their problem is they weren't blues artists from Illinois." -J.D.Thompson
"That car has some serious airbags." -R.How
"I hope the boat made it through OK."B.Ryng
"Hollywood and Alcohol." -C.Cotter
"Physics always wins."
"They missed the boat - in two ways." J.Crobaugh © 1994 - 2018
Reference: and CNN News
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