Woman Checks Gas Can With Lighter, Gets Burnt

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An Illinois woman used a lighter to illuminate the contents of a gas can in her car. Predictably, the fumes ignited and exploded, lighting the car's interior on fire. The Darwin honorable mention's now recovering from second degree burns. [SunTimes]

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A survivor cannot be a Darwin nominee. It is "survival of the fittest". Not "less injuries to the fittest".

That said; clearly our education system has failed us... Not to mention the DMV, when somehow, geniuses like this are allowed driver's licenses.