Midnight Special

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1992 Darwin Award: Midnight Special


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Honoring Charles Darwin, the father of
evolution, Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene
pool–by removing themselves from it in the most spectacular way possible.


Midnight Special

1992 Darwin Awards Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin


(21 December 1992, North Carolina)
Ken Charles Barger, 47, accidentally shot himself to death
in December in Newton, when, awakening to the sound of
a ringing telephone beside his bed, he reached for the phone
but grabbed instead a Smith & Wesson .38 Special,
which discharged when he drew it to his ear.

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Reference: Hickory Daily Record



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