Ballooning Priest Won the 2008 Darwin Award

Adelir Antonio de Carli the ballooning priest has just won one of the most un-coveted awards in history, the Darwin Awards. For those of you who don't know, they are awarded to those who "remove themselves from the gene pool" in a particularly stupid fashion:

Sitting for more than 19 hours in a lawn chair is not a trivial matter, even in the comfort of your own backyard. The priest took numerous safety precautions, including wearing a survival suit, selecting a buoyant chair, and packing a satellite phone and a GPS. However, the late Adelir Antonio made a fatal mistake.

He did not know how to use the GPS.

The winds changed, as winds do, and he was blown inexorably toward open sea.

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Previously on Neatorama: 30 Strangest Deaths in History


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I C KooK "This is kooky, totally kooky I tell ya!"

I had a brain fart when I saw this. Maybe you could change your ID to "I M Kook"? Just a thought. No charge for the idea. GGGGG
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Least he could do is come up with something original.

Hoonage At 13000 Feet: Lawn Chair Balloonist Flies 193 Miles
Jul 10, 2007 ... Ken Couch is the quintessential American adventurer Last weekend he hitched helium balloons to a lawn chair and set out.
gizmodo.com/gadgets/hoonage-at-13,000-feet/lawn-chair-balloonist-travels-193-miles-276688.php -

Possibly the first one?:

http://home.earthlink.net/~quade/lawnchair.html
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