Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Almost A Darwin Award Candidate

You know the Darwin Awards. That's the posthumous award given to people who die doing something so downright stupid that they have helped raise overall intelligence. On Monday I saw a nominee, but he lived.

According to Yahoo! News, this 19-year old guy caused a three-car crash in a tunnel in Oregon. No one was killed but the driver that caused it was cited for reckless driving, three counts of reckless endangerment and fourth-degree assault. It seems he lost control of his car when he fainted. And why did he faint?

He was holding his breath.

Just like kids do when riding through a tunnel.

This tunnel, according to Yahoo! News, is only 772 feet long which means that at 55 mph it would take just 10 seconds to get through it.

All I can do is echo the State Police Officer who was quoted as saying:

"It's odd!"

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