Bombed Away

One of the winners for the Darwin Awards 2007 ( stories about people who take themselves out of the gene pool in ridiculous ways, either by killing themselves or sterilizing themselves)

Russell, 19, had a grudge against a semi truck abandoned on a rural property. And Russell was not the silent, brooding type. He was a man of action. He built a gunpowder/propane tank bomb, attached a timer, and planted it in the moldering truck. He retreated to a distant vantage point and waited for the fireworks.

And waited.

And waited, until he could wait no more. No boom? This was not right. Why was nothing happening? Russell approached the stubbornly intact truck--just in time for a close look at a cloud of rapidly expanding incandescent gas. Apparently the truck had a grudge against Russell, too.

Detectives found bomb-making materials at Russell's mobile home, and believe he was responsible for two explosions the night before his death, one at the mobile home park and another at a hobby shop. Although Russell will be missed, we are all a bit safer now.


Luangi Luangi
18-21, F
2 Responses Mar 7, 2008

Reminds of the Palestinian Terrorists (er-Freedom Fighters) that picked up their bombs, but forgot to reset their watches. Israel is on a different timezone from Gaza. So, the bombs went off while they were still in the traffic lane, waiting to get into Israel.<br />
I should be sad that they died...but I'm glad that nobody else did.