Darwin Award Finalists
*A company trying to continue its five-year perfect safety record showed its workers a film aimed at encouraging the use of safety goggles on the job. According to Industrial Machinery News, the film’s depiction of gory industrial accidents was so graphic that twenty-five workers suffered minor injuries in their rush to leave the screening room. Thirteen others fainted, and one man required seven stitches after he cut his head falling off a chair while watching the film.
*The Chico, California, City Council enacted a ban on nuclear weapons, setting a $500 fine for anyone detonating one withincity limits.
*A bus carrying five passengers was hit by a car in St. Louis,but by the time police arrived on the scene, fourteen pedestrians had boarded the bus and had begun to complain of whiplash injuriesand back pain.