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    Default And todays Darwin Award winner is

    Tourist dies in Machu Picchu taking photo - BBC News

    The body of a German tourist has been recovered from a ravine after he fell while visiting the ancient site of Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes.
    Oliver Park, 51, ignored safety signs and warnings from wardens and went into a restricted area close to the edge of a cliff on Wednesday, officials say.
    They say he tried to pose for a photograph of himself leaping as if in flight but lost his footing.
    Rescuers found the body on Thursday and took it to a local police station.
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    Oliver Park, 51,
    Unless he never had children he's probably too old for a Darwin. Around 10 people a day die taking a selfie. Now those photo's I wouldn't mind being plastered all over social media.

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    Wonder if he tasted funny after that.

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    I thought he boiled to death first? But yeah IIRC it then dissolved *everything* in the classic bathtub method of evidence removal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NigelJK View Post
    Wonder if he tasted funny after that.
    You didn't read the article properly did you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    Who? The one in Yellowstone?

    The water was so acid they never got any body parts out again.
    Apparently quite a few idiots have slipped into that pool over the years. Underneath somewhere there must be a large pile of bones, like a pirate's treasure cave (unless the water eventually also dissolves bones)
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    Quote Originally Posted by OwlHoot View Post
    Apparently quite a few idiots have slipped into that pool over the years. Underneath somewhere there must be a large pile of bones, like a pirate's treasure cave (unless the water eventually also dissolves bones)
    But he didn't just slip into a pool. He ignored all the warning signs and walked 225 yards off the designated path!

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    You didn't read the article properly did you.
    Do I smell some "honey" here?

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    This one just missed the award.

    Woman dragged by train when hand trapped at Hayes and Harlington station - BBC News

    The passenger deliberately put her hand between the closing doors at Hayes and Harlington, thinking they would reopen automatically, but was pulled along and suffered head, back and hand injuries.
    The driver was unaware of the problem as a signal showed the doors were shut.
    An investigation found the doors were safety compliant.

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    The passenger deliberately put her hand between the closing doors at Hayes and Harlington, thinking they would reopen automatically, but was pulled along and suffered head, back and hand injuries.
    The driver was unaware of the problem as a signal showed the doors were shut.
    An investigation found the doors were safety compliant.
    Doesn't say much for the level of safety compliance

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