The Darwin Awards

2007 At-Risk Survivor

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Miss a Near Miss
2007 At-Risk Survivor
Unconfirmed by Darwin

MIT student narrowly escapes death by submachine gun.

(21 September 2007, Massachusetts) The woman later claimed that strolling around an airport while wearing a fake bomb was "art" but this kind of artistic performance is apt to be short-lived. Particularly if you choose Logan International Airport in Boston. Two of the passenger jets hijacked on 9/11 took off from Logan. The student was apprehended at gunpoint, and forced to surrender her flashing circuit board and ball of Play-doh. "She's lucky to be in a cell as opposed to the morgue," said police.

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