Charles Darwin with a purple swarm around his head, contemplating the twist of fate that natural selection sidestepped these still-living honorable mentions.

2001 Honorable Mention

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(un)Armed and Dangerous
2001 Honorable Mention
Confirmed True by Darwin

(November 2001, South Wales)

A drunk driver? No Darwin.

A one-armed man driving an unadapted car? No Darwin.

A man driving while talking on a cell phone? No Darwin.

But a drunken one-armed man driving an unadapted car while talking on a cell phone? Darwin... almost. He survived to win an Honorable Mention.

Stuart was stopped by Swansea police after driving through a RED traffic light holding a mobile phone to his ear--with his good arm. His other arm is missing below the elbow, and no help with the gears and steering.

Stuart had almost twice the legal limit of alcohol in his breath. He nearly forfeited his life, but instead he forfeited his license. He was prohibited from driving for 18 months. © 1994 - 2020
Submitted by: Xev
Reference: BBC News, Ananova

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