This is something we’ve always avoided, because the Darwin Award is a misuse of Darwin’s name. According to Wikipedia, the Darwin award is:
a tongue-in-cheek honor … to recognize individuals who contribute to human evolution by self-selecting themselves out of the gene pool through putting themselves (unnecessarily) in life-threatening situations
Nevertheless, today’s news is just too good to ignore. In the Daily Inter Lake of Kalispell, Montana we read Sasquatch stunt takes a tragic turn on highway. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
A man dressed in a military-style “Ghillie suit” who was attempting to provoke a Bigfoot sighting was struck by two vehicles and killed on U.S. 93 South of Kalispell Sunday night.
You can see a selection of Ghillie suits here: Ghillie Suit Warehouse. They’re intended for military snipers. Let’s read on:
“He was trying to make people think he was Sasquatch so people would call in a Sasquatch sighting,” Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Jim Schneider said. “You can’t make it up. I haven’t seen or heard of anything like this before. Obviously, his suit made it difficult for people to see him.”
Who was this misguided fellow? The story informs us:
The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office identified the man as Randy Lee Tenley, 44, of Kalispell.
And how did this natural selection event occur? The story continues:
Tenley was on the southbound side of the highway, about a half mile south of the highway’s intersection with Rocky Point Road. “He was in the right-hand lane of travel and the vehicle was unable to avoid him and struck him,” Schneider said of the first vehicle driven by a 15-year-old girl from Somers. A second vehicle driven by a 17-year-old Somers girl also struck Tenley as he laid on the highway.
The comments after the article aren’t very sympathetic. We can’t imagine why.
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