Originally posted by @wolfgang59
And the British entry is ....
The man is now calling for warning labels to be put on
cherries after poisoning himself by eating the stones!
Well he couldn't make the list: He survived. Darwin awards are posthumous awards because the recipient did something so stupid he got killed and thus removed his DNA from the human line hopefully before he or she reproduced, thus increasing the average viability of the DNA pool
He survived so no award. Besides eating cherry pits is not a common error, not many people know about the cyanide bit. I never eat the pits myself but that is just because I think it would be gross to swallow a seed that big or chewing a hard seed up would be gross too, forget cyanide.
That award goes to people like this dude who watched a fireworks disply by climbing to the top of giant gas storage cylinder, you know the kind that are like a hundred feet high and 50 feet across? So this dude (true story) climbs up the spiralling staircase all the way to the top carrying a couple of six packs, a lawn chair and a bag of fireworks, bottle rockets and flares and the like. So not really understanding the part where natural gas is explosive, starts lighting off flares and such.
They found pieces of him a quarter mile away.
THAT is what wins the Darwin award.