Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Kids for Darwin Award?

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Kids for Darwin Award?

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Byline: commentDAVID BANCROFT

IT seems the people of Gulmarrad might have some young trainees for the Darwin awards.

Darwin awards are given to people who do their bit to have the stupid gene eliminated from the gene pool, usually by having themselves killed in the most ridiculous of fashions.

For example, this is one submission for the awards taken from aThis happened a really long time ago, in 1985 on a friend's farm.

aA farmer in Standerton, South Africa, was ploughing his fields and one of the farm workers was walking alongside the tractor. Suddenly he slipped and fell and one wheel of the tractor went right over his head. Because the newly ploughed earth was so loose the tractor just pushed his head into the earth. He stood up and shook the sand from his hair. He was taken to a doctor who pronounced him completely unharmed.

aLater that evening he and a few drinking buddies were joking around, swapping stories. …

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