Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Maybe a little less bio-chemistry and more physics.

Or at least a net the size of a regulation soccer field.

Darwin nominee #2 for the year. There is a fine line between clever and stupid, this line was mile wide.
An Oxford University student was killed in a bizarre stunt after he was hurled 30 metres through the air by a human catapult, an inquest has heard. Kostydin Yankov, 19, suffered multiple injuries when he missed a safety net after being flung from a medieval-style trebuchet catapult.

5 comments:

McGehee said...

Obviously what's needed is trebuchet control -- as in, "hitting what you aim at."

Tex said...

At least they weren't stupid enough to try and land in a pool of water.

Roseville Conservative said...

Hilarious!!!

You get the humor and I get the flame-throwing...

pappy said...

I saw this one in a road runner cartoon bought from the acme catapult co. "beep" "beep"

fetching jen said...

I have been such a staunch advocate of every student taking physics. Not only do they seem to need it for common sense issues like this one, maybe they would be better drivers once they understand that the vehicle they drive can be mushed like a bug by a big rig, when they cut in front of it on the freeway cause they were yakking on the cell phone and doing their nails (young ladies...)