The Darwin Awards

2004 At-Risk Survivor

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Baked Bullet Surprise
2004 At-Risk Survivor
Confirmed True by Darwin

(17 February 2004, Wisconsin) Just as squirrels bury their acorns to protect them from predators for later use, a man from Howard put his ammunition and three handguns in a safe place before he and his wife departed on vacation. He wanted to be sure they would be there when the couple returned. But just as squirrels frequently forget where they buried a particular acorn, the man forgot that his hiding place was the oven. When they returned from their trip, his wife turned on the oven to prepare dinner. Shortly afterward the couple had to duck behind the refrigerator as the bullets began to explode like popcorn. The husband used a fire extinguisher to put out the fire the bullets started in the oven. No humans were hurt, but the prognosis for the oven was grim.

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Submitted by: J Jorissen, W D Hawthorne
Reference: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

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