Darwin Awards – some of the dumbest ways people have died

The extreme belief driven deaths like those examples of the Darwin Awards are pretty incredibly dumb.

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The Darwin Awards : lethal stupidity

During the American Sprint Car Series in Sedro Wooley, WA, two crew members were working at a custom machine shop when they decided to make things a bit more interesting. The men put a a 55-gallon barrel in the parking lot, poured in four gallons of methanol, sat on top of the barrel, and lit it.Apparently they thought the barrel would skid across the parking lot like a rocket. But instead of sliding across the pavement, the barrel blew up beneath them with enough force that the end of the barrel landed 120 feet away. The two landed in Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where one of the two lost his life.

A man in India decided to die by his own timetable, and “challenge God”. He decided to meet his maker at 12:12:12 on 12-12-12. He jumped from atop a water tank, and fell about 80 feet to his death

A 16 year old teenager died after masturbating 42 times non-stop. According to testimony he started around midnight and spent all night masturbating continuously. He would ‘finish’ one and start the next.

Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha died because of consuming large amount of Viagra.

In 2005, Kenneth Pinyan an Enumclaw, Seattle WA. man, died of acute peritonitis after submitting to anal intercourse with a stallion.

In 1993, Son of Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee was shot and killed while filming the movie The Crow. The scene involved the firing of a full-powder blank (full charge of gunpowder, but no bullet) at Brandon’s character. However, unknown to everyone, a bullet was already lodged in the barrel.

Edward Archbold, 32, a man of West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., died after winning a cockroach eating contest. The cause of death was determined to be accidental choking due to “arthropod body parts

João Maria de Souza, 45 of Caratinga, Brazil, was killed while asleep, by a cow that fell through the roof of his house onto his bed

Jennifer Strange, a 28-year-old woman from Sacramento, California, U.S., died of water intoxication while trying to win a Nintendo Wii console in a KDND 107.9 “The End” radio station’s “Hold Your Wee for a Wii” contest, which involved drinking increasingly large quantities of water without urinating

David Grundman was killed near Lake Pleasant, Arizona, U.S., while shooting at cacti with his shotgun. After he fired several shots at a 26 ft tall Saguaro Cactusfrom extremely close range, a 4 ft limb of the cactus detached and fell on him, crushing him.

Gareth Williams, British Spy died after “Locking Himself” in a Sports Bag … from the Outside.

Isadora Duncan: This American dancer was strangled in 1927 by her scarf. It became caught in the wheel of a Bugatti sports car
in which she was a passenger.

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Jerome Cardan: Cardan was an Italian physician,mathematician and astrologer. He starved himself to death in 1576 to make sure that his own prediction of his death would come true.

During George Washington’s administration there was a chef who cooked the food. In that day it was widely believed that tomatoes were poisonous. The chef, in an effort to poison Washington, prepared a salad with tomatoes in it. Afterward he went out and committed suicide, believing his crime would surely lead to his imprisonment.

Dr Jacquelyn Kotarac, 49, died after she tried to sneak into her lover’s home by sliding down the chimney in Bakersfield, California U.S.

Allan Pinkerton, detective, died of gangrene resulting from having bitten his tongue after stumbling on the sidewalk.