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Old 01-20-2008, 11:47 AM   #1
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Question Only # 10 in the 2007 Darwin Awards????

I recieved this in an e-mail today and this was listed as # 10.
Can not understand why it did not make at least #2...

#10. When a man attempted to siphon gas out of a motor home parked on a Seattle, Wa. street, he got much more than he bargained for. Police arrived at the scene to find a very sick man curled up on the ground next to the motor home near spilled sewage. A police spoksman said the man admitted to trying to steal gasoline and had plugged his syphon hose into the sewage tank by mistake.
The owner declined to press charges saying it was the best laugh he'd ever had...


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Old 01-20-2008, 11:56 AM   #2
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Maybe he was on the way to this party?
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:12 PM   #3
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Ewwwwwww.

Time for lunch, but don't think I can eat right now.

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Old 01-20-2008, 12:18 PM   #4
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Ewwwwwww.

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Maybe you need some activity to work up an appetite? You could join these guys - ditch surfing?

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Old 01-20-2008, 12:38 PM   #5
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I guess that would make them "Sons of Ditches"

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Old 01-20-2008, 12:43 PM   #6
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I have a headache trying to comprehend

Uh, The picture of the guys in the pool? They appear to be swimming with live electric current. Am I seeing that right or did my computer mess up the image? This is one of those moments where the brain has trouble putting the pieces together.

On another note, I cant help it, The Seattle Rv Owner... was the black tank near full? Did the crook get a full dose under pressure? I bet there are others who wanted to ask that question.

Seriously, in the Airstream, you get the little red light in the black water column on the meter.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:03 PM   #7
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I think this guy should get the #1 spot. It's so stupid, I think it might be a fake. You may also have to type it into you browser as i couldn't get the link to come up the first time. www.Youtubemacutsoffthumbontablesaw. Not for the faint of heart.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:09 PM   #8
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Trying to steal gas from a Rv... well, he hopefully learned his lesson! I imagine to win the #1 Darwin spot one has to effectively "leave this earth" so that the gene pool can no longer be affected...

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P.S. Janet ~ the pic of those guys with the electricity in the pool.... I bet they will make the Darwin Awards soon...
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:40 PM   #9
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Funny as it is (and I have my own little stories about this kind of stuff), snopes.com says it is highly unlikely the story is real. Sorry.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:40 PM   #10
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Most of these things are fakes. Think about it folks "plugged his siphon hose into the sewage tank". How would he do that? Open the drain valve and try to put the hose in while the tank empties in front of him? And I don't buy the photo either.
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Old 01-20-2008, 01:50 PM   #11
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Now, story A:
I was having a problem with my LTD using a lot of gas when it was parked overnight. This was back in the late 1970's when gas first spiked over $1/gallon. I got an inspiration, and borrowed my neighbor's electric fence module (he was a dairy farmer), and attached it to the car. About 1 am, I heard a strangled scream, but by the time I got some clothes on and got outside, the screamer was gone. The gas flap was open. When they grabbed the steel cap, the fencer charged, giving them the shock of their life. They left me an empty 5 gallon gas can and a hose, though.
This was probably not a good deterrent, as they could have blown themselves up if the fencer had charged when they had a mouthful of gas...

Story B:
In the late 1980's I had a diesel car. It looked just like a regular car, and if it was dark, you wouldn't be able to see the "diesel" badges. I filled it up and parked it, and when i came out the next morning, it was almost empty. I'm pretty sure I know who did it, though, because a car was broken down a block away along the street...

Story C:
A year ago last October, I filled up our diesel pickup, and parked it for the day while I rode my scooter to work. The next morning when I drove away in the truck, I noticed one of the tanks was empty. The neighbor across the street suddenly had problems getting his truck started, and when he finally did, it knocked, smoked, and barely ran. I drove real slow by his house with my truck, the diesel engine plainly audible, with a big smirk on my face...
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To see why he is only #10 do a search on the web for the Darwin Awards and read the others. You will soon see he is just a contender.
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A few months ago in Chanler AZ the high school football star was siphoning gas with a shop wet vac.BIG BOOM followed by hospital time.
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