The Darwin Awards

1999 At-Risk Survivor

At-Risk Survivors have misadventures that stop short of the ultimate sacrifice. Nevertheless we salute the spirit of their colossal blunders with an Honorable Mention. Better luck next time!

Loch Ness Monster
1999 At-Risk Survivor
Unconfirmed by Darwin

(June 1999, California) Last summer down on Lake Isabella, in the high desert east of Bakersfield, a woman was having trouble with her boat.

No matter how she tried, she just couldn't get her new 22-foot Bayliner to perform. It was sluggish in every maneuver, regardless of the power applied. She tried for an hour to make her boat go, but finally gave up and putted over to a nearby Marina for help.

A topside check revealed that everything was in perfect working order. The engine ran fine, the outboard motor pivoted up and down, and the prop was the correct size and pitch.

One of the Marina guys jumped in the water to check beneath the boat. He came up almost choking on water, he was laughing so hard.

Under the boat, still strapped securely in place, was the trailer.

From the PIGS (Poor Innocent Guys Society) Dedicated to Poor Innocent Guys (victims of the wiles of women) and the SLOTHS (Smart Ladies of the House) who put up with them

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Submitted by: Mihajlo Filipovic, Poor Innocent Guy Bubba

Reference: (Deseret News Online), Associated Press
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