Cell Phone Users and Darwin Award

Some people get an extra dose of the “non-thinking gene” when they are born.

My sympathies go to the relatives of the lady in this story that I read in the Toronto Sun.

Witnesses reported that the woman went around the crossing arms at a level crossing and just walked into the side of a moving express commuter train. She was declared dead at the scene. She was wearing a hooded top, and a cell phone was recovered, suggesting that she was so into her conversation that she did not even look both ways.

What, you may ask, is a Darwin Award?

In honour of Charles Darwin, the Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool… by accidentally removing themselves from it. This award is generally bestowed posthumously.

Know anyone personally that is a Darwin Award just waiting to happen? Leave a comment.

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