10 January 2011, JellyBean @ 9:34 am

Only the highest order of idiots are nominated for the uncoveted Darwin Awards.

The Darwin Awards are awarded each year to the people who die in the most idiotic, weird, bizarre or perculiar ways possible.

According to Wendy Northcutt, the founder of the Darwin Awards: “The awards honour people who ensure the survival of the human race by removing themselves in a sublimely idiotic fashion.”

In order to be eligible for a Darwin, the nominee must be dead or rendered sterile, they must have demonstrated “astoundingly stupid judgment”, caused their own demise and been over the legal driving age and free of any mental impairments.

2010 has had its share of weird deaths, but top of the list is the South Korean man who used his wheelchair as a motorised battering ram against a lift door only for it to give way, allowing him to fall down the shaft and to his death.

Police say that this was an unfortunate accident caused by Mr. Lee’s anger at the elevator’s occupant not holding the door for Mr. Lee.

You can check out all the action here:

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The one who came second place is called the ‘Textbook Double Double Darwin':

Who would park the car on a busy freeway in heavy fog, for a quickie?

That’s the whole picture: A young couple, driving along Via Dutra, the largest freeway in Brazil with tons of heavy traffic, at 6AM under heavy fog.

The couple decided that this was the time to park (for “dating” according to the charming Google translation) and, yes, they parked on the freeway in the right-hand lane, not on the shoulder, the median, or at a gas station.

Naturally, given time a cargo truck encountered a “speed bump,” instantly killing both — during the act of procreation — double-double Darwin Award! (1) people making (2) obviously bad decisions, and natural selection acts at the very moment the two are reproducing. Textbook!

The third place winner is an unconfirmed story called ‘Glacier Erasure':

In the late fall and early winter months, snow-covered mountains become infested with hunters. One ambitious pair climbed high up a mountain in search of their quarry. The trail crossed a small glacier that had crusted over. The lead hunter had to stomp a foot-hold in the snow, one step at a time, in order to cross the glacier.

Somewhere near the middle of the glacier, his next stomp hit not snow but a rock. The lead hunter lost his footing and fell. Down the crusty glacier he zipped, off the edge and out of sight.

Unable to help, his companion watched him slide away. After a while, he shouted out, “Are you OK?”

“Yes!” came the answer.

Reasoning that it was a quick way off the glacier, the second hunter plopped down and accelerated down the ice, following his friend. There, just over the edge of the glacier, was his friend…holding onto the top of a tree that barely protruded from the snow.

There were no other treetops nearby, nothing to grab, nothing but a hundred-foot drop onto the rocks below. As the second hunter shot past the first, he uttered his final epitaph: a single word, which we may not utter lest our mothers soap our mouths.

For more Darwin Award 2010 goodness, head on over to the Darwin Awards site

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4 January 2011, JellyBean @ 10:57 am

I am sure that you have all heard the news of the thousands of blackbirds falling out the skies in Arkansas, and the hundreds of thousands of drum fish dying in an Arkansas river.

Government experts claim that the birds died probably as a result of the recent storms over the state, while the fish died due to a disease which targeted that particular species. But other theories abound.

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Some have speculated that the deaths are the work of the US government HAARP program, where they say that the high frequencies produced by the facility were targeted over the area.

Another group of people are claiming that the deaths are the work of a crazed terrorist group which was conducting tests on a new technology a la the TV show FastForward.

One lot of people are claiming that the deaths are from the science experimentation of aliens who popped on over to our part of the galaxy for unknown reasons.

Talkshow host, Alex Jones is in no doubt that shadowy forces in President Obama’s government are at work.

He immediately posed the question ‘could secret government testing be responsible for the carnage?’ which was then repeated on the Coast To Coast AM show.

They continue:

‘Electromagnetic scalar weapons that can artificially manipulate the environment could be responsible for the mass die offs. We know for a fact that over a decade ago the U.S. Military Industrial Complex was aware of and involved in the testing of such technology.’

‘The U.S. government has been repeatedly caught engaging in illegal bio-weapons tests over American skies that have maimed and killed not just animals, but humans.

‘Given the history of governments across the world performing unwitting experiments on their populations, the number one suspect in such cases should always be government.’

Check out their evidence HERE

Of course no conspiracy theory would be complete without those that claim that these deaths are proof of the end of the world in line with the 2012 Mayan prophecy.

What do you think has caused this?

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19 November 2010, JellyBean @ 9:23 am

November 19th is World Toilet Day. A day to celebrate the importance of sanitation and raise awareness for the 2.6 billion people (nearly half of the world’s population) who don’t have access to toilets and proper sanitation.

Be informed about the lack of sanitation in the world. The facts are staggering:

2.6 billion people worldwide are without access to proper sanitation, which risks their health, strips their dignity, and kills 1.8 million people, mostly children, a year.

Diarrheal diseases kill five times as many children in the developing world as HIV/AIDS.

That’s 5,000 children DYING EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Not only that, but the disease kills more children than either malaria or AIDS, stunts growth, and forces millions – adults and children alike – to spend weeks at a time off work or school, which hits both a country’s economy and its citizens’ chances of a better future. The majority of the illness in the world is caused by fecal matter.

Lack of sanitation is the world’s biggest cause of infection.

One gram of feces can contain 10 million viruses, one million bacteria, 1,000 parasite cysts and 100 parasite eggs.

Safe disposal of children’s feces leads to a reduction of nearly 40% in childhood diarrhea.

For more info: World Toilet Day

Have a great day!!

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10 May 2010, JellyBean @ 3:06 pm

An 82-year-old man in India is claiming to have not had anything to eat or drink since 1940 — and doctors from the Indian military are allegedly studying him to learn his secret.

The man, Prahlad Jani, is being observed in a Gurjarat hospital. Jani claims to be a breatharian — someone who does not need to eat or drink, because he draws nourishment from the air and meditation.

As remarkable as his story is, Jani is not the first, nor the only, person to claim such a supernatural power. The claim that people can live without food or water is called inedia, and is actually somewhat of a common claim among religious fakirs and godmen of India. Unfortunately none of the cases have withstood scientific scrutiny. The human body needs both food and water to function; it’s as simple as that.

Read the whole article:

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