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2002 At-Risk Survivor

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Short Arm of the Law
2002 At-Risk Survivor
Confirmed True by Darwin

(May 2002, Pakistan) Usually it's the criminal, not the judge, who attempts to take himself out of the gene pool. But not in this twist of a familiar tale! A man accused of possessing a hand grenade challenged police to produce it at his trial. When the police brought the grenade into the courtroom, the defendant claimed it was not real. The judge absentmindedly took the grenade in his hand while listening to arguments -- and pulled the pin! He was injured, but survived, no doubt with improved judgment.

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Submitted by: Mani
Reference: AFP, Khaleej Times, Herald Sun

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