Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Who's Up for the Darwin Awards?

So, courtesy of the gang at Autoblog (a sister blog to Card Squad, for my poker playing friends), I present the latest installment of the Darwin Awards.

As probably most if not all of you know, you can generate static electricity (there's the key word, folks) by rubbing a balloon on some sort of surface that generates friction, like your hair, your cat, or a car seat. Not only did our contestants forget this little tidbit, but for some reason (I'm sure it was a good one), the balloons were filled with a highly combustible mixture of oxygen and acetylene. As you can see by the picture, the forces of nature came together to provide us with today's installment of the Darwin Awards.

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