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!
Drinker a Digit Down
1999 At-Risk Survivor
Unconfirmed by Darwin
(1999, New York)
During the July 1999 heatwave in New York City, a dog in Queens made a
grisly discovery: a human pinky finger! The finger had apparently been
laying in the street for several days. Detectives from the 104th Precinct
soon unearthed the whole story. Investigators learned that a man named
Jose had walked into a Brooklyn Medical Center on Monday, missing his pinky
and the ring on it. Jose, who had been drinking, could not remember what
happened to his finger. Police confirmed that the dog's find (minus the
missing ring) belonged to Jose.
He was a two-fisted drinker, but now one fist is a digit short. Count to
nine before you have another drink, Jose!