The Darwin Awards, given annually by...someone, salute "the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally remove themselves from it."
In the interest of bringing some (more) humor to the blog, and because I'm too busy to generate some actual original content just now, I'll occasionally post one of the winners under this rubric.
And the first:
When his .38-caliber revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a holdup in Long Beach, California, would-be robber George Marner did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.