Honorable Mentions 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!
Miss a Near Miss
2007 Honorable Mention
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.