Darwin Award Winners Fail At Traffic Awareness

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Water touching you really is the worst possible thing in the world, look what it did to the wicked witch of the west. In that sense, the scheme two Tampa women dreamed up to avoid the rain makes a lot of sense; Take a shortcut over a fence, across a freeway, and through a construction site to get to their car. On the other hand, they could have just taken a shuttle bus to the same car. The first lane of a freeway in the rain is no place for people to be hanging out, and as a result, the two women were awarded a rare double Darwin award for their misguided efforts. [Darwin Awards]


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Reminds me of the 4th of July and the GW Parkway near Gravely Point just north of Reagan National Airport. Cars decide to pull onto the grass on the side of this 40 mph highway (although cars usually do 60-70) and it is hilarious watching men, women, and children try and hop two lanes of traffic in each direction with a 3' high guardrail lining each side of the median.