You Can't Fix Stupid-Laugh and Learn About 2013 Darwin Award Winners

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You Can't Fix Stupid-Laugh and Learn About 2013 Darwin Award Winners


If you're unfamiliar with the Darwin Awards, they are acknowledgements of certain citizens' abundant stupidity (edited and paraphrased).

The Winner:

When his .38 caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in California would-be robber James Elliot peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time he succeeded.
Honorable Mentions:
You Can't Fix Stupid-Laugh and Learn About 2013 Darwin Award WinnersWhen a Swiss chef lost a finger in a meat cutting machine, he submitted a claim to his insurance company. Anticipating user negligence, the insurance company sent an inspector. He tried the machine and also lost a finger. The chef’s claim was approved. (Wouldn't it have been wiser to just approve the claim in the first place?)
An American teenager recovering from serious head wounds received from an oncoming train was asked how he got hurt. He explained he was  trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit. (Guess he found out, huh?)
A Louisiana man walked into a convenience store, placed a $20 bill on the counter, and asked for change. When the clerk opened the cash drawer, the man pulled a gun and asked for all the cash in the register, which the clerk did. The man took the cash from the clerk and fled, leaving the $20 bill on the counter. The total amount of cash he got from the drawer… $15. (For the math impaired, the robber lost $5 on the deal.)
As a female shopper exited a New York convenience store, a man grabbed her purse and ran. The clerk called 911, and the woman gave a detailed description. Within minutes, the police apprehended the snatcher. They put him in the car and drove back to the store. The thief was taken out of the car and told to stand there for a positive ID. He replied, “Yes, officer, that’s her. That’s the lady I stole the purse from.” (Nice of the crook to save the lady the trouble, wasn't it?)
A man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti, Michigan at 5 A.M., flashed a gun, and demanded cash. The clerk said he couldn’t open the cash register without a food order. When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren’t available for breakfast…disgusted, the gunman left. (That's why they have those pesky rules at fast-food places.)
A man was found on a Seattle street curled up and sick next to a motor home. When questioned, the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline, but had accidently plugged his siphon hose into the motor home’s sewage tank by mistake and sucked the sludge down. The owner of the vehicle declined to press charges saying that it was his best laugh in years and the criminal had been punished enough. (You can't fix stupid.)
While "You Can't Fix Stupid-Laugh and Learn About 2013 Darwin Award Winners" has nothing to do with my business of helping families buy and sell San Jose, Calif. homes, it's true that "laughter is the best medicine".
Please share this with all who need a good laugh during the holiday season. But remember, these are *actual people* who walk among us...and they can reproduce.
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Stupid has its own rewards...a good laugh !

Dec 20, 2013 05:16 PM #1
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

It's good to know stupid is good for something!

Dec 20, 2013 05:19 PM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Thanks, Michelle.  I love the Darwin awards.

Dec 20, 2013 09:44 PM #3
Jeff Fisher
RE/MAX Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
RE/MAX Fine Properties

I look forward to these examples of higher intelligence.  Thank you!  

Dec 20, 2013 10:06 PM #4
Eric Galuppo
Real Estate Rev - More Leads Means More Revenue

It's good to read a funny post sometimes. This is good for our health 

Dec 20, 2013 10:19 PM #5
Tom White
Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or - Franklin, TN
Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN

Michelle, thanks for putting those out there for us to get a good chuckle!

Dec 20, 2013 10:52 PM #6
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Thanks for the laughs.

WOnder how many of those are our elected politicians or future politicians?

Dec 21, 2013 05:22 AM #7
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

This one really made me laugh!  The onion ring thwarting off the robber made me laugh out loud.  Thanks for sharing.  

Dec 21, 2013 05:59 AM #8
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Right up there with the Stupid Criminal File and Real Estate Bloopers.

Dec 21, 2013 06:37 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Wow, that is interesting.  Talk about being stuck on stupid.

Dec 21, 2013 06:51 AM #10
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Michelle, each one was funny. Had a nice laugh at 11 PM on a Saturday night. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Dec 21, 2013 01:15 PM #11
John G. Johnston
John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC - Westcliffe, CO
An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO

Michelle  Thanks for the laughs.  Enjoy your day!

Dec 21, 2013 10:29 PM #12
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Michelle, Thanks for giving us some Sunday humor.  I can identify with the motorhome incident, but your not suppose to swllow it.  That makes it really stupid!

Dec 22, 2013 12:06 AM #13
Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Merry Christmas and have a joyful holiday.

Hope you get all you need for the coming year.

Dec 23, 2013 11:57 PM #15
David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Still laughing at most of these. Thanks for the reminder I read these each year but forgot this year!


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