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!
2001 At-Risk Survivors
Unconfirmed by Darwin
(January 2001, England) Flooding problems at Tangmere gave an opportunistic young vandal a good idea - or so it seemed at the time. Expecting to create a spectacular fountain of water, he disconnected a drainage pipe - only to have his pride drenched with liquefied human waste, as the drainage pipe he had selected was connected to an overflowing septic tank. Although he survived to tell the tale, his malodorous shower is an indication that this young man may well find a Darwin Award in his future.
Philip says, "Until
about two years ago, I actully lived in Tangmere, England. I read this
story in the local paper, the Chichester Observer. I would like
to verify that this story is indeed true." (Darwin adds, I have contacted
the paper seeking confirmation.)