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!
Clap Clap Clap Your Hands
2009 At-Risk Survivor
Unconfirmed by Darwin
(November 2009, Poughkeepsie, New York) Eyewitness Account: "I was driving
down the road when the car in front of me suddenly accelerated, then
stopped accelerating but continued going straight as the road curved,
ultimately crashing into a rail. I pulled over to help, and asked the
driver what caused the crash. He told me that the Cha Cha
Slide was playing on the radio and he was dancing along. When the
lyrics came to "Left foot, Left stomp," he did just that, flooring the
accelerator. Then it said "Freeze" and he froze, and then, "Everybody clap
your hands," at which point he crashed.