2022 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin
(13 May 2022, Majorca Spain) Dutch football pro Mourad Lamrabatte was
hungry for a vacation prank: leaping off a cliff into the ocean! Thinking “My athletic strength will carry me way out into the beautiful blue waters
30-meters below!” he instructed his kinfolk to film the fatal feat, let out a
into the abyss.
Keep in mind that 30-meters is high even for experienced cliff divers; that
10-meters is the horizontal distance needed to reach deep water from this
cliff face; and that
calculated velocity on impact is 88 klick (55 mph).
This sick flip became a freefall into the sharp sea rocks below, because
not even a great footballer can leap 10-meters horizonally. Adding insult
to injury, the impact velocity was equal to being hit by a vehicle on the
motorway. The Dutch athlete died in the brine at the age of 31, a goner I’m
sorry to say.
RIP to Mourad, missed by family and fans alike.
But why would you do it? Straight suicide.
Perversely, losing his life _may_ enhance the survival of his
contributions to posterity, aka kids: Research shows a connection
changes and risk-adverse decisions, and so the children of a risk-taker
may experience inheritable epigenetic changes to the genes that makes them
risk-adverse, and less likely to follow a parent’s fatal foolishness.
BTW Friday the 13th, spooky coincidence.
Oops corrected: 12 May 2022, not the 13th.