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This is a new section dedicated to the stupid things people do and say.This is separate from the joke section we already have. I will start this section out with the following case of stupidity.

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(Date Unknown, Russia) Shiver me timbers! A man from Logmozero, Karelia, a village in northwestern Russia, was brought to the attention of police when concerned neighbors realized he was using a World War II aviation bomb as an anchor for his boat. Bomb experts said the 25 kilogram curiosity was in working order, and easily could have been triggered by an incautious action, sending shrapnel flying 500 meters from the epicenter. The detonator was missing, and a metal hook had been hammered into the device by the owner so that he could attach anchor chain to it.
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(26 September 2009, Belgium) Two bankrobbers attempting to make a sizeable withdrawal from an ATM died when they overestimated the quantity of dynamite needed for the explosion. The blast demolished the building the bank was housed in. Nobody else was in the building at the time of the attack.

Robber One was rushed to the hospital with severe head trauma; he died shortly after arrival. Investigators initially assumed that his accomplice had managed a getway, but the second bungler's body was excavated from the debris twelve hours later. Would-be Robbers One and Two weren't exactly impoverished--their getaway car was a BMW.
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When his 38-caliber revolver failed to fire at its intended victim during a holdup in Long Beach, California, would be robber James Elliot did something that can only inspire wonder: He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.
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After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus-stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies. The deception wasn't discovered for 3 days.

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An American teenager was in the hospital recovering from serious injuries
. Asked how he received the injuries, the lad told police that he was simply trying to see how close he could get his head to a moving train before he was hit.
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Closer to home and not sure this fits here. But will give it a shot.

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KCK man pleads guilty to counterfeit...... TODAY..

A Kansas City, Kan., man has pleaded guilty to federal check counterfeiting and tax charges, U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch announced Tuesday.

Christopher E. Summers, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, three counts of possessing a counterfeit security and one count of conspiracy to defraud the government.

Summers admitted that from May 2007 through May 2009, he prepared forged payroll checks in the names of co-conspirators who cashed the counterfeit checks at Walmarts in the Kansas City metro area. The conspirators entered Social Security numbers on a keypad at the register at the Walmart store, and the information was transmitted electronically to Walmart's computer server in Bentonville, Ark.

During the investigation, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service used a confidential informant to obtain forged checks from Summers. Investigators also determined that in January 2008, Summers launched a separate scheme in which he prepared false W-2 tax forms for conspirators who were not employed. The forms falsely stated the conspirators were working and were entitled to a tax return. Summers had the conspirators go to an H&R Block tax preparer to electronically file a tax return with the Internal Revenue Service and to obtain an instant loan in anticipation of a tax refund.
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The IL chamer ex governor doing himself harm or has he a chance to clear his name?

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Blagojevich to Answer More Corruption Charges

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The former Illinois governor will answer to a revised batch of charges that he schemed to sell or trade President Obama's old Senate seat and swap official favors for campaign money.
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Curiosity about the brash former governor, who has been pleading his case on radio and television for months, is guaranteed to draw heavy press attention and marshals have sternly pledged to maintain strict order.

Blagojevich has grabbed at almost every chance to get on the air. Many attorneys have said it is unwise to talk so freely with federal charges pending. They say the 53-year-old impeached former governor's words could be used against him at the trial, which is scheduled to begin June 3
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(5 January 2010, Southampton, UK) Oh dear. Yet another man has got his hoo haw stuck in a pipe, taking many delicate maneuvers with a blow torch and METAl grinder to cut him loose from the steel, might as well say it, iron maiden. All told, seven firefighters and medics were involved in the operation. "The crew was worried about things getting too hot during the cutting," said a tongue-in-cheek spokesman for Hampshire Fire and Rescue. This isn't the first man caught laying pipe...
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Oh my.. Best one yet...
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one hellava hoo haw to take on a blow torch and metal grinder.....
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one hellava hoo haw to take on a blow torch and metal grinder.....
Bet he doesn't do it again without a caliper and some lube, 10-20 weight.

Yea but imagine the embarrassment his family faced... Gosh stupity is gone to far IMO.. I would ask what was on his mind, but we all know the answer. lol

Just how does one get excited by a piece of pipe?
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