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!
1999 At-Risk Survivor
Unconfirmed by Darwin
(June 1999, Thailand) In Thailand, a crowd of onlookers was severely burnt
at the National Anti Smokers Day. A hydrogen-filled cigarette ignited
explosively when an irate young man tried to cut off the no-smoking symbol
with a knife.
Reader Matt says, "This story did occur, but not in the way listed. What
actually happened was that the giant cigarette was being held up so the
anti-smoking club's president could cut it in half with a large sword. I
suppose they proved smoking is bad for you, though."