Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Say no requiem for them

kw: practical darwinism

I just had a look at the 2010 Darwin Awards, which commemorate the most creative ways certain persons have removed themselves from the human gene pool. There are ten commemorative items for 2010, topped by a wheelchair-bound person who, angered because an elevator left without him, rammed the doors three times; he burst through and fell to his death. This has prompted a costly redesign of the doors to better withstand "heavy pounding."

To quote the curator of the awards, "Learn from the mistakes of others. You don't have time to make them all yourself."

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