At-Risk Survivors stop short of the ultimate sacrifice; nevertheless, we salute the spirit of their colossal blunders with an Honorable Mention


Wine For The Road
Labile knew that one bottle of wine was not enough to quench his thirst, nor was a gallon jug. Labile's thirst was more ambitious than most...   


High Roller And A Pocket Grenade
Full of spunk and vigor on a hot summer night, our nearly-a-winner was carrying a LIVE GRENADE in his pocket when a giant wooden spool caught his attention...

My Shoes Are Melting!!
Modesto man, gas tank empty, fills a random plastic jug with gas despite specific warnings against this posted on most every gas pump...

Pong Begone! A Gas-Tastrophe
Followers of the tradition of makeshift flame throwers will snicker to hear about our latest Honorable Mention, survivor of a bold attempt to eliminate the odiferous pong in his car. From whence came th   


Nine Small Lines
Nine tourists, a hotel room, a mail delivery of a plain package from a foreign country containing a mysterious white powder labelled SCOOP. No one had ordered the substance yet they decided it might be cocaine...

Darwin Presents
Christmas Tales: I was helping a friend decorate her Christmas tree. A strand of lights seemed to have a short, so she took it upon herself to fix the problem. She stripped the wires in the area and spliced them...

Numb Nuts
Footage posted to Facebook and Instagram shows an athletic male train-surfer waving to the camera before leaping off a moving train as it crosses the Fremantle Bridge. Seemingly ignorant of the effect of momentum on his t

Darwin Presents
Christmas Fireworks: On a cold, clear Christmas day only one gift remained unopened, a large present under the tree addressed to the entire family from Santa. We proceeded to rip the wrapping paper asunder. It was a box full of fireworks!

Connecticut Candlestick
After confusing a stick of dynamite with a wax candle, a woman was hospitalized for extreme burn injuries. How did it happen that she accidentally sparked up a quarter-stick of dynamite? Well...

Failure To Launch
Hear about the homemade rocket-bike-sled? Launched from a snowy rooftop in February, this quirky manned mission was a Minnesota FAIL. Valid Honorable Mention -- or Complete Misunderstanding Of The Situation?   


$#!t A Brick...
Monumentally incredible stupidity! A 20-year-old man arrived at the emergency room complaining of rectal pain. Abdominal films revealed a radiopaque object in the lower rectum...

7200 Volts And A Dim Bulb
What happens when a powerless thief grabs a metal ladder and jumper cables?

3 Honorable MEN-tions
Three personal accounts of a near-miss brush with death. You will enjoy a trio of tales from this side of the cutting edge. First up is a story about a father. Fathers frequently provide do-as-I-say-not-as-I-d   


Unleaded At A Lead Fight
Pulling out a gun at an ethanol station? With 87% burns, dude got lucky...this time, but Evolution is keeping her eye on you.

Pokemon Go, Going, Gone
Pokemon's unintended 'Go Jump' mode is predicted to have a dwindling fan base. Two California men blindly followed app clues to a clue-less 75-to-100 foot cliff tumble in Encinitas on July 13. They both surviv

Rivers Go In Circles, Right?
Stupidity doesn't get worse than this. Three bikini-clad women were stranded on the banks of the Muskegon River with no food, no shelter, no clothing, when a river tubing excursion went 'Naked and Afraid.'   


Jack In The Box.  (812)  69%

Marshmallow Mouth  (485)  69%

Microwave Magnetron Fun Fun Fun!  (507)  69%

Turbine-ator  (0)  0%


The Mettle of the Kettle  (1592)  79%

Flying Door  (1159)  77%

Medieval Mayhem  (1075)  77%

Shockingly Conductive  (1227)  77%

Pipe Cleaner  (805)  71%

Anchor Bomb  (625)  70%

Hard Science  (1306)  70%

Real-Life Frogger FAIL  (351)  69%

Skate The Interstate  (632)  54%

A Little Dinghy  (640)  52%

Alligator River  (1522)  48%


2009 Mortar Fire The Mane Attraction ICanSayIToldYouSo My Father, the PhD Down In The Dumps Single Bud Vase Boom Boom Bees Nitrating The Unknown Chutes and Spills Not Even Half-Baked On-Call Orthopod Cap-ping Cap-pow White Spirit Pill Pusher Clap Clap Clap Your Hands Bonehead Bowling Gimpy Wendy Duct Don't A Putty Bullet Hot Buns Cats Land On All Fours Mr. Tinker Ninja Wannabe Agua Ski Calamity Ninja Deer Hunter An Un-fun Whirlwind Christmas Light Zinger The Great Fruitcake Incident Popsicle Motorized Bar Stool Tennis Blow Caps'n'Hammer Kid Locker Room Humor A Drilliant Idea A Clear Lesson Birch Slapped Against The Odds, Nothing!   

2008 Bench Press Missionary Kid Mexican Divorce The Turn Of The Screw Orca Made Me Do It A Really Bad Commute A Cushioned Blow Battered Sausage Never Change It's The Cure That'll Kill You Molten Copper Shower Roundabout Rocket Putting the Pain in Propane Spin Cycle Shocking Rappel Riders on the Storm   

2007 Unfinished Project Buffalo Stampede Definitely Not Deadly "Bite Me!" Kicked the Bucket Splitting Headache Recycled Bullets Bed Of Embers Red Hot Chili Peppers Joking A Round A Slippery Slope Shattered Ego Hot-Rod The Spirit is Willing Stormwater Surfer Miss a Near Miss   

2006 Flyswatter Star Wars Helmet Head Tales from the Finnish Forest Brothers Well Met Loose Change Snake in the Grass Shark Kiss   

2005 "Juice Me Up!" Nighttime Fun with Bullets Robo-Cop Oops, Did It Again Science   

2004 Welding Warning Kills Bugs Dead Serbian Tsunami Permanent Prophylactic Hammer Head Baked Bullet Surprise Hot Pants Self-Protection Crotch Rocket Exploding Boat Overheated Engine Clean Brake Flaming Bungee Jump White Russians A Fast Escape Exploding Outhouse Cleaning Solution Testosterone, Chickens, and Guns   

2003 The Last Laugh Eel Enema A Medical First at Oktoberfest Happy Camper Catching the Boat Go With the Floe Picture Perfect Cop Story Warm Snakes Off We Go...   

2002 Shed Protection Short Arm of the Law Wades With Sharks I Shot the Sheriff Child Pandering Wet'n'Dry Shop Vac Beer Chaser Wild Shot Baked Alaska New Hog   

2001 Twice the Pain West Virginia Alibi Sobriety Test Phenomenal Failure Tied to His Work Tumble Dry Call Girl Life's a Gas The Sting Toilet Trap Rob Peter to Pay Paul Shell Necklace Morsel of Evidence (un)Armed and Dangerous Snow Bunnies Sewer Shower Aircraft Airhead Parole Calling Card Out of Gas Hunger vs. Fear Duct Tape Teacher Hippo Hop Ferguson 2, Thieves 0 Dumb Drunk Familiar Knickers Charcoal Grilled Planning Ahead Shark Petting Zoo Student Film Folly   

2000 Mr. Happy's Vacuum Bodacious Bud Revenge of the Gopher Archery Practice Woman Disarmed by Tiger Stubborn Stains Concealed Weapon Wile E. Coyote of Burglars Petrol Stockpile Three Times a Loser Pick Your Target I Just Flicked My Bic! Amateur Murderer Explosive Mix of Girls All Aboard Armed and Dangerous? Cheez Whiz Chimney Manners Trash Compactor Runaway Bridge Tainted Turkey Coors Light and the Ultra Light The Party's Over   

1999 Airbag Weapons Loch Ness Monster Horse Drug Experiment Nine Times a Loser Parrot Hunter Stupid Criminal Tricks Caulker Burner Zany New Zealand Contest Kiss Bites Back Scoutmaster Snare Swim with Dolphins Briefs Beat Breathalyzer Chimney Safety Kaboom! Don't Mess With Mama Bear Mis-Steak Doggone Foot Overkill II Smokers Ignite! Limo and Latte Burglar Drinker a Digit Down House Hunting Gone Awry Men Hospitalized Eating Chili   

1998 Lawn Chair Larry Scrotum Self-Repair Plane Stupid Official Drug Test Firewalls Blondes and Oil Changes Pumped Up! Stingy Scientist Outwitting a Thief Cooking with Gas Poor Sense of Direction License to Steal Chicken with a Train Sunny Side Up Klutzy Crook Right Tool for the Right Job Spare Some Change?

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