One Way Ticket

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2017 Darwin Award: One Way Ticket


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.

One Way Ticket

2017 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

(21 March 2017, Germany) Blasting apart a ticketing machine at the train station was supposed to buy him a ticket to the good life, but instead the 31-year-old purchased passage in the opposite direction, losing his life in an explosion that ripped the metal front panel off the machine.

The details are: he stiffened his resolve with a few drinks at a bar, he
was spotted spraying cans of aerosol gas into a ticket vending machine, he
placed the empties in a jute bag, and then he ignited the gas (by means
undisclosed) causing an explosion that rocked the Dortmund neighborhood.

A bar acquaintance recognized him and called for emergency help. But, sprinkled with shrapnel wounds and suffering a substantial head injury, the man rapidly succumbed to death despite resuscitation efforts.

Safety measures as simple as wearing a leather jacket and motorcycle helmet would
have changed the outcome for Mr. One Way Ticket Out.

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Submitted by: Martin Schmidt, Michael
Westfalische Rundschau,

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