Darwin Awards

June 8, 2008

Some people are so stupid that it could be said they are in “mental group four”.  The Darwin Awards caters to this group of people, designed to “honor those who improve the species…by accidentally removing themselves from it.”  For instance, someone who accidentally dropped some pocket change into a storm drain went through desperate measures to get the money back including removing the drain cover from the road, and ultimately was almost killed.

Today, on the Consumerist blog, I read about an individual who spent over $55 on an Ebay auction for a $50 gift card to target.  I can’t think of any logical explanation for this behavior… and numerous commenters on Consumerist can’t figure it out either.