Darwin Awards won by bungling bank robbers

275x250.jpgA pair of robbers who killed themselves by overestimating the amount of dynamite they needed to break into a bank have received a posthumous award for their stupidity.

The dumb duo have been named as the winners of the Darwin Awards 2009 - an annual award which each year celebrates people who took themselves out of the gene pool by dying.

Our would-be robbers had been trying to blow their way into a Belgian ATM cashpoint in the city of Dinant, by using dynamite. But they wildly overestimated how much it would take.

The resulting blast was so large that it not only demolished the entire building where the ATM was housed, but also killed the pair instantly.

Police say their death was so quick no-one even got a chance to say to them, "You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"
Florida man Shawn Motero came second in the awards after accidentally plunging to his death because he needed a pee.

He'd been driving along when nature called and pulled over to find a more secluded spot and jumped over a nearby wall. Unfortunately he hadn't realised he was on a bridge and fell 20m to his death.

Third place went to Rosanne Tippett who drove her moped through a police roadblock and into a flooded creek. Though she was initially rescued by officers she insisted on trying to cross the creek again and drowned.

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