Celebrating a Darwin Awards double-whammy

MachuYou know what the Darwin Awards are, right? They’re given posthumously to folks who meet their maker by their own hand and in the most ridiculous ways.

A Darwin double-whammy occurred in Peru on the very same day last week, and coincidentally, both involved tourists plummeting to their deaths.

First one was a 28-year-old South Korean who was taking a selfie at the Gocta waterfall in the Amazon jungle. He wasn’t paying close enough attention, I guess. Whoops! He plunged 1,600 feet.

“The tourist was found dead, submerged 7 meters deep in the lake into which the Gocta waterfall runs,” a police official said.

Number two was a 51-year-old German dude who thought it’d be cool to pose for a photo of himself jumping into the air, as if in flight, at Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes.

But it didn’t turn out so cool.

Seems this guy decided to have his picture taken in a dangerous cliff area, off limits to tourists.

So he jumped into the air, and the photographer snapped the shot.

And the German’s body landed some 600 feet down a ravine.

Here’s the deal…

You can lead an exciting life.

You can take risks.

Hell, you SHOULD take risks and lead an exciting life.

But don’t do stupid shit.

Do something smart.

And watch your step.


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