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Thread: Arkansas Genius

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    Arkansas Genius

    You guys from Arkansas must be proud. Another Darwin Award Alumni!

    [Arkansas Democrat
    Gazette]: Two local men were injured when their
    pickup truck left the road and struck a tree near
    Cotton Patch on State Highway 38 early Monday
    Woodruff County deputy Dovey Snyder reported the
    accident shortly after midnight Monday. Thurston
    Poole, 33, of Des Arc, and Billy Ray Wallis, 38,
    of Little Rock, were returning to Des Arc after a
    frog gigging trip on an overcast Sunday night
    when Poole's pickup truck headlights
    malfunctioned. The two men concluded that the
    headlight fuse on the older-model truck had
    burned out. As a replacement fuse was not
    available, Wallis noticed that the .22 caliber
    bullet from his pistol fit perfectly into the
    fuse box next to the steering-wheel column. Upon
    inserting the bullet the headlights again began
    to operate properly, and the two men proceeded on
    eastbound toward the White River Bridge. After
    traveling approximately 20 miles, and just before
    crossing the river, the bullet apparently
    overheated, discharged, and struck Poole in the
    testicles. The vehicle swerved sharply right,
    exiting the pavement, and striking a tree. Poole
    suffered only minor cuts and abrasions from the
    accident, but will require extensive surgery to
    repair the damage to his testicles, which will
    never operate as intended. Wallis sustained a
    broken clavicle and was treated and released.
    "Thank God we weren't on that bridge when
    Thurston shot his balls off, or we might both be
    dead", stated Wallis. "I've been a trooper for 10
    years in this part of the world, but this is a
    first for me. I can't believe that those two
    would admit how this accident happened," said
    Snyder. Upon being notified of the wreck, Lavinia
    (Poole's wife) asked how many frogs the boys had
    caught and did anyone get them from the truck?

    Since the "testicles will never operate again as intended" least we know the this lucky eunuch has effectively removed himself forever from the gene pool.

    Thought this was funny chit so I copied from


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    Re: Arkansas Genius

    That's some of the funniest sh!t I've read in a while! LMFAO!!!

    What morons.

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    Re: Arkansas Genius

    Oldie but a goodie... !!

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    Re: Arkansas Genius

    Urban ledgend....

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    Re: Arkansas Genius

    Maybe, but Mythbusters proved that a .22 shell does fit perfectly in the old style fuse switch found in many pickups. Futher, that once inserted, the lights will operate again normally and after awhile, the bullet will in fact, cook to the point of firing. Finally, the path of the flying bullet could include a trajectory aimed at the driver's groin. So, while the story above may be flase, it was proved on Discovery to be possible!

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    Re: Arkansas Genius

    Doesn't anyone watch Mythbusters? This one was on the show.

    Edit - Miller posted the above as I was typing this. I thought that when they did this on the show, they had put some insane amount of current through the circuit to get it to fire?

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    Wow, that's a blast from the past.

    And Mythbusters DID even get a truck that was similar to the truck that it supposedly happened in.

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    Re: Arkansas Genius

    So was Buck183 the one driving the truck or was he the passenger?
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    Re: Arkansas Genius

    Yeah, Buck was driving... still has a slight limp... and his wife is a lot more happy now... no more chasing her around the trailer for some 30 second loving!!

    Actually, mythbusters DID have to put an insane amount of current thru the fuse box to get it to fire off the shell. I think they may have even hooked it up to 110v... but don't remember the details.
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