Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Darwin Award Nominee
From the San Fran Chronicle:
A man died over the weekend after jumping into a huge ceremonial bonfire at a Utah event similar to the Nevada countercultural festival Burning Man, authorities said.
The incident, which police are investigating as a suicide, happened about 11 p.m. Saturday at the annual Element 11 festival in Grantsville, which is about 36 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.
Grantsville police Lt. Steve Barrett said the man had told some of the estimated 1,200 attendees in advance about his plans to run into the fire. The three-story-tall effigy, modeled on a character from the classic picture book "Where The Wild Things Are," had been burning for about 30 minutes and was fully engulfed when the man crossed a safety perimeter about 50 feet from the structure and jumped in, officials said. http://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Man-dies-after-running-into-Utah-festival-bonfire-5620556.php
So, the people he told did nothing? Great, nice caring about your fellow man, but they were probably extremely stoned so they probably didn't understand what the guy said.
And the guy's final last words? Probably "Gee, I smell something burning. Oh Crap, it's me."
And he was probably so high, he didn't feel a damn thing.