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1. 2002 Personal Account: Electric Safety Lesson
All personnel stationed on an aircraft carrier are given safety lectures and demonstrations. In 1990, a First Class Petty Officer assigned to the mess deck was briefing new junior personnel on electrical safety.
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2. 1999 Personal Account: Flak Vest Test
This would go under Stupidity Awards because the fellow did not die. I was a Police Explorer many years ago. I saw a training video called Flack Vest Testing by a Fool. The starring role was held by a guy who was goofing off and allowing people to
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3. 1999 Darwin Award: Intelligence Blunders
A deadly explosion in the Philippines was linked to careless NBI agents smoking near a bucketful of dynamite powder. Remnants of hand grenades, bullets, and weapons were scattered far and wide...
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4. 2007 Darwin Award: Ammo Dumps
Iraq | Securing an Iraqi ammunition holding area was a bit of a problem when my unit took over this large piece of real estate. Looters periodically showed up to steal brass from tank and artillery rounds stored in the bunkers...
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5. 2017 Darwin Award: Flat Hatting Pilots
Flying home from a week-long Naval event that included Low Altitude Awareness Training, two experienced military pilots traded off at the controls while 'flat hatting' at low altitude and high speed...
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6. 2010 At-Risk Survivor: Flying Door
(personal account) When I was in the Marines, one evening I showed up for watch duty to find the NCO limping, and covered with dozens of fresh scabs. He was reluctant to reveal what caused his injuries...
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7. 2009 Darwin Award: Poor Decision On A Major Scale
I was a young Private in the 82nd Airborne Division. My Brigade was on its periodic training junket to Ft. Polk. One of the many items stressed at briefings before a training mission of this proportio
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8. 2000 Darwin Award: Short & Sweet
'People injured or killed in the Michigan firearms deer season include a Bay City man shot in the leg while trying to photograph his dog holding a rifle, which accidentally went off.' 'Something strange is happening to t
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9. 1999 Personal Account: North Pacific Deckpecker
Most sailors tales are legends, wearing truths disguise; just deep sea blue embroidery, and some are downright lies. But I'll tell you a true sea story, just
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10. 2005 Darwin Award WINNER: Surprise Attack Surprise
It was the first week of a weapons refresher course, and Swiss Army Grenadier Detachment 20/5 had just finished training with live ammunition. The shooting instructor ordered the soldiers to secure their we
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