4th of July Darwin Award goes to . . .

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  1. Captain

    Captain Alto, Blanco y Guapo Gold

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    Holy mackerel! How much booze do you have to throw down your gullet before you do something this stupid?

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/07/05/man-dies-fireworks-head/29734471/

    Man dies after strapping fireworks mortar to his head and setting it off
    CALAIS, Maine - One young Maine man is dead after he put a fireworks mortar on his head and set it off, according to officials.

    Devon Staples, 22, died instantly, said Maine Public Safety Spokesperson Steve McCausland.

    McCausland says Staples had been drinking with friends at a home in Calais, Maine, Saturday night. The incident occurred at approximately 10 p.m. EST.

    Officials say this is the first death attributed to fireworks since Maine legalized them two years ago.

    Investigators said there were non-fatal injuries from private fireworks incidents in the Maine towns of Friendship, Lebanon, Jefferson, Woodstock and a separate incident in Calais. McCausland said those injuries consisted of burns and eye injuries.
     
  2. cwok

    cwok Well-Known Member VIP Gold

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    so... he put the shell on his head then lit it?... or put the Mortar (the tube) with shell inside on his head, then lit it?.... I'm guessing no tube, just shell.... which is totally retarded. AT least the tube would save the burning from a rocket launching off the top of your head... but even with the tube, the kick from the explosion could have been enough to rattle his brain just as good.... fucking asshole, mortar shells were my favorite.
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  3. Zyro

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    I feel bad for his family and friends, but seriously, this guy was a fucking idiot and deserved what he got. When I light of fireworks, even small ones that shoot a few colored streaks 20 feet in the air and I run for the hills.
     
  4. lilbuddy67

    lilbuddy67 A man with breath-taking anger management issues Banned User

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    I had a buddy give me a little thing called "Smoking Aces", which he claimed the "guy" at the store assured him it was a smoke bomb. I've never heard of this brand and was a bit skeptical. It did look like one of the larger type smoke bombs, wick and all. However, after lighting it, I said, "let's watch this on the ground" and threw it 10 feet in front of me. Lo and behold, KABLOO-EY! No smoke bomb. My friend apologized profusely, and I felt I should have been pissed, but I wasn't. I just thought of what would have happened if I decided to hold it like I would a smoke bomb. Would have lost flesh for sure, not sure about the fingers. I could almost guarantee had I been drinking, I would have held it.
     
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    your name is devon

    you live in some place called Calais

    it all sounds very fancy
     
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    So he was mortally wounded
     
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    holding fireworks is just stoopid any of them have the potential to maim you even smoke bombs
     
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    mortarly
     
  10. HypocriteHowie

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    22 years old, he kind of looks like one of my kids. Did a very stupid thing, to me it's heart breaking.

    How many of us would be here if we paid a price for doing some of the stupid stuff we did, though not that stupid.
     
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    Damn
     
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    This guy makes Gary and Wendy seem like geniuses in comparison.
     
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  13. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    Cute and doesn't look like a conqueror. :dontknow: Seriously, sad.:(
     
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  14. ScottBaiosPenis

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    so if he looked like me his death would be meaningless?

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  15. Mulletude

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    when
    ...because, by comparison, they are and will remain so, unless and until one of them straps an explosive device to their head and dies as a result. Unless that happens, they are both Copernicus when compared to this nitwit.
     
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    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    Yes.
     
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  18. BethSucks

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    The sad thing is people that have to deal with the consequences of his moronic actions from his parents to his friends, he was young so hopefully no wife or kids.
     
  19. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    Yeah, it's awful all around.
     
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    time to sue the fireworks company and ban fireworks. darwin lottery fallout.
     
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