"darwin award" Topic
All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.
For more information, see the TMP FAQ.
Back to The Law Plus Board
| Nashville ||24 Mar 2016 7:32 p.m. PST|
Man loses leg by shooting lawn mower full of explosives
A Georgia man's leg was blown off after he shot a lawn mower full of Tannerite, an explosive firearm target. It's intended to be used in small quantities and shot at far distances.
|GarrisonMiniatures ||25 Mar 2016 2:34 a.m. PST|
No, doesn't qualify unless he rendered himself unable to pass his genes on to future generations. Failed attempts don't count.
|zippyfusenet ||25 Mar 2016 5:54 a.m. PST|
How far up did he lose the leg? Might qualify.
|Zargon ||25 Mar 2016 8:06 a.m. PST|
I'd give him a second chance. ;)
|pmwalt||25 Mar 2016 12:29 p.m. PST|
I read that the other day and thought he could be a runner up for the Darwin award. I just wonder besides the firearm and tannerite, how much alcohol was involved.
|Terrement ||25 Mar 2016 1:58 p.m. PST|
"I'd give him a second chance."
Yep. He still has the other leg.
|GeoffQRF ||26 Mar 2016 4:33 p.m. PST|
Video of it actually occuring here:
He had packed it into a lawnmower and was 43 feet away when it went off. A piece of metal took his leg off:
"Mr Presley lost his left leg below the knee after being struck by the potentially lethal lumps of metal. The consequences could have been fatal if his friends had not been present to attend to his injuries and have him taken to hospital."
There doesn't appear to have been alcohol involved, merely someone playing outside the box. It'll bite you every time.
|altfritz||28 Mar 2016 6:51 a.m. PST|
Is Homeland Security asking the question why he wanted to stuff explosives inside a common consumer item in the first place?