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!
2006 At-Risk Survivor
Confirmed True by Darwin
(2006, England) Two people, 17 and 20, emulated Luke Skywalker and Darth
Vader and fought each other with lightsabers. Only they didn't have toy
lightsaber s, so they made their own from fluorescent light bulbs. That's
right, they each opened up a fluorescent tube, poured gasoline inside, and
lit the end... As one can imagine, a Star Wars sized explosion was not far
behind. Both participants survived to confess to their creative, but
stupid, film reenactment.
Darwin notes, "17 is legal driving age. Old enough to pump gas is old
enough to know better. For more information, consult the Rules and read this discussion
in the Philosophy Forum."