Friday Funny: Darwin Award Honorable Mentions | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

For anyone unfamiliar with the Darwin Awards, this honor has been bestowed upon those members of the human race who have done a great service to mankind by accidentally removing themselves from the gene pool. The awards have been around since the mid 1980s, but they really hit their stride when the Internet became the […]


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For anyone unfamiliar with the Darwin Awards, this honor has been bestowed upon those members of the human race who have done a great service to mankind by accidentally removing themselves from the gene pool. The awards have been around since the mid 1980s, but they really hit their stride when the Internet became the […]
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Friday Funny: Darwin Award Honorable Mentions

Friday Funny: Darwin Award Honorable Mentions | Facility Executive - Creating Intelligent Buildings

For anyone unfamiliar with the Darwin Awards, this honor has been bestowed upon those members of the human race who have done a great service to mankind by accidentally removing themselves from the gene pool. The awards have been around since the mid 1980s, but they really hit their stride when the Internet became the ideal circulation vehicle for all kinds of tall tales, urban legends, and sordid truths.

While genuine Darwin Award winners enjoy both the thrill of victory (achieving a remarkable feat under extreme circumstances) and the agony of defeat (typically in the form of their own demise), the following photographs should give you an idea of the general concept. They also illustrate a complete disregard for safety and lack of common sense in facilities maintenance settings.

From the “should it be necessary to apply for a safety license to use a ladder?” file:

During a heat wave, desperate times warrant desperate measures:

Lesson learned: don’t park one of those trucks on the side of a hill and then get into the bucket at the top…

Nothing like this has ever happened in your parking lot, right?

When you’re hating your job, think about switching places with this guy:

And finally, from the “how the heck did that happen?” file:

Let this be a warning to you and the members of your facilities departments!

Thanks to TFM FM Frequency Columnist Jeff Crane for submitting this Friday Funny.

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