(16 July 2016, California) Pokemon's unintended "Go Jump" mode is predicted to have a dwindling fan
base. Two California men blindly followed app clues to a clue-less 75-to-100 foot cliff tumble in Encinitas on July 13. They both survived falling
off the crumbling cliff--minor injuries only--missing a full DARWIN but
marking themselves AT RISK. Speaking of mental laxity, this correspondent
wonders what is wrong with the education system when investigators cannot
figure out the height of a cliff.
Pokéman's fans are falling for the trending game.
note, "Go Jump" is satire, and the Darwin Awards considers individuals
to be responsible for their own actions.
DARWIN AWARD FOR DECEASED IN DENMARK?
"Danish Pokemon hunter killed in traffic accident" alerts us to a
delivery man driving a small van who was found dead in a vehicle wreck.
The man's phone was still unlocked and running the Pokemon Go app, which
caused local police to speculate that the game was a key player in the
21-year-old's death. "We cannot know for certain whether he was playing
the game at the time of the accident, however, normally a phone will lock
itself if it is not in use."
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