?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Darwin Awards, anyone? - You don't know me. — LiveJournal [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
randomposting

[ website | The Realm of Randomia ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Darwin Awards, anyone? [Apr. 10th, 2006|07:05 am]
randomposting
[mood |confusedconfused]
[music |And get along with each other... you've got to listen to you heart..]

Steven Newell was hospitalized in London, Ontario, in June after his large plastic swimming pool, which he had just placed on his second-floor balcony and then filled with water, caused the balcony to collapse and plunge to the ground. The pool, 8 feet in diameter and filled with water as it was to a height of 20 inches, would require about 640 gallons, weighing more than 2 1/2 tons. Newell had relocated the pool to the balcony in order to avoid the safety requirement of building a fence around it. [London Free Press, 6-12-05]
linkReply

Comments:
Page 1 of 2
<<[1] [2] >>
[User Picture]From: letusnowpachang
2006-04-10 05:03 am (UTC)
I wish I had a pool on a balcony. :(
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-10 05:11 am (UTC)
lol!

And all the injuries that come with it?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Expand)
[User Picture]From: spuzzlightyear
2006-04-10 05:08 am (UTC)
I wish I had a pool.

But I'm guessing Mr. Newell was in the pool when this happened?
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-10 05:12 am (UTC)
LOL.

Either that or underneath it..

*wince*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: afropunk629
2006-04-10 05:59 am (UTC)
Now imagine if that all had occurred with a kiddie pool...

Now that would have been hilarious.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-10 10:19 am (UTC)
Not necessarily. Not if their were kids involved.. that wouldn't be funny at all.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Expand)
[User Picture]From: andrewg009
2006-04-10 07:10 am (UTC)
And God said, "Let there be stupid people"
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-10 10:21 am (UTC)
He sure did. And they came in abundance.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Expand)
[User Picture]From: neko_kasai
2006-04-10 07:48 am (UTC)
Wow...
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-10 10:22 am (UTC)
*nod*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: my2_front_teeth
2006-04-10 08:25 am (UTC)

Don't be so hasty giving out those awards

When I lived in Poland, I was once washing my clothes machine-style (which only happened 2 or 3 times while I was there) and I put the wet laundry into a dryer which had a dark gaping hole where the power button would have been. I figured it would probably start if I stuck my finger in there and hit some knob.

Don't. Ever. Do That.

(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: afropunk629
2006-04-10 08:34 am (UTC)

Re: Don't be so hasty giving out those awards

What city did you live in?

When I was there basically every summer between the ages of 2 and 16, I was always in Gdansk, because family lived there and such.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Expand)
[User Picture]From: aongeli
2006-04-10 08:53 am (UTC)
It's a pity you have to die to win an *actual* darwin.

People survive some of the stupidest shit...
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-10 10:27 am (UTC)
That's true. They should be able to have some award for those that survive the stupid things... Hmm... maybe an Evil Kneivel? *sp?*
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: lynphoenyx
2006-04-10 09:01 am (UTC)
did he die...the article didn't say

avoiding safety regulations..lol..people like him are the reasons we get the "DUH" warnings on everday items
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-10 10:29 am (UTC)
No, I don't think he died.

I know! LOL!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: theprimrosepath
2006-04-10 09:05 am (UTC)
Well...there was a fence on the balcony. Thus meeting the requirement. That's, like, almost logical...isn't it? Maybe? No? *siiiiigh* Sorry, Steven Newell, I tried to help...
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-10 10:28 am (UTC)
lol. ;) I'm sure he appreciates it.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: chollywell
2006-04-10 09:20 am (UTC)
ok, being dumb, does this story not concern neone else that the balcony must have been pretty easy to knock down for a start? or am i missing how big this pool was? i am probably just being tres blonde lol. thanks random. x
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-10 10:30 am (UTC)
Well, when it was filled it would have weighed over 2 tons... I mean, is any balcony equipped to take that?
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: duckfast
2006-04-10 09:27 am (UTC)
it was a good idea! sucks it didnt work.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-10 10:31 am (UTC)
lol.. I would say that what happened proves it wasn't such a good idea, really.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: wafflelips
2006-04-10 09:37 am (UTC)
Gee, what a bright guy. Really, just to avoid a safety fence? I hope nobody else was hurt from it.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-10 10:31 am (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing. It could be a really awful tragedy if someone had been walking under the balcony.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: phekkin_nej
2006-04-10 09:51 am (UTC)
that reminds me of when we lived in an apartment complex a few yrs back and I didnt wanna out on our patio cause the elephants above us had a hot tub on theirs!
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-10 10:32 am (UTC)
*staaaaare*

Where do all these stupid people come from!?!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Expand)
From: lostways
2006-04-10 12:00 pm (UTC)
He avoids the law " in order to avoid the safety requirement of building a fence around it" usualy gets what the law was trying to protect them from

still not a bad idea.... pool balcony =o
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-10 12:04 pm (UTC)
LOL! I think its a very bad idea given the results.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread) (Expand)
[User Picture]From: randomdan
2006-04-10 08:22 pm (UTC)
Some kid at my school drunkenly falls out of a six story window because he was attempting to climb down a bedsheet rope.

He was alive but badly hurt last I heard, so I don't believe he's Darwin-eligible yet. :x
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-04-11 07:25 pm (UTC)
Oh man. I'd give him one. I reeeeally would. lol. Maybe I'm too lenient.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
Page 1 of 2
<<[1] [2] >>