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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Pass the Darwin Awards, Please

It is widely reported on May 17 that a man died recently after jumping from Paris’s Eiffel Tower. A 31 year old Norwegian entered the tower with a hidden parachute and a helmet with a small video camera attached, apparently for a secret publicity shoot for some clothing. He jumped from the tower's 380 foot high second deck, but his parachute got caught on the tower and tore off.

That didn’t even slow him down. He fell about 200 feet to the first deck of the tower, where he stopped falling. Suddenly. No word on the condition of the camera.

Somehow, the human gene pool feels ... cleaner today.


  • At 10:31 PM, Blogger brendalove@gmail.com said…

    LOLOLOLOL! You crack me up!

  • At 11:54 AM, Blogger Greg Finnegan said…

    It gets worse, Brenda. Here's this Norwegian guy flat on his back, in Paris where nobody admits to speaking Norwegian. He says, "Hurdy flurdy gurdy parachuty ripped offen kablooey" and all the French people around him only raise their noses in the air, sniff and say "Merde!"




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