Charles Darwin with a purple swarm around his head, contemplating the twist of fate that natural selection sidestepped these still-living honorable mentions.

2009 Honorable Mention

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White Spirits
2009 Honorable Mention
Personal Account, Unconfirmed

Red shirt and white cast with various epithets penned by 'friends' and 'frenemies'.

Marie-Eve writes: I would like to submit a friend's accident to the Darwin Awards Supreme Court. He doesn't deserve First Prize, but hopefully he could reach the level of special mention. Let's call him David.

David broke his arm because he fell on a dog, which is already quite silly. The hospital applied a resin cast. That same evening he went to a party and after a few hours and a few drinks, friends found it funny to customize David's cast with imaginative pornographic drawings. The next morning David's mother discovered the artwork. After his father stopped shouting, David--who is not exactly the DIY type--tried to erase the shameful drawings with 'white spirit'.

David did not realize that this corrosive product would soak right through the resin gauze and burn his skin deeply. After a few hours of abominable pain, David decided to break the resin with a hammer. He did it well. He broke the cast and managed to break his arm in another place!

Thank you for giving this submission the attention it deserves.

Reference: Marie-Eve

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