TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO . . . . . . .
Devon Staples, 22, a Maine man who died after attempting to shoot fireworks from top of his head.
Investigators say, Stables placed a mortar tube on his head and lit an explosive rocket.
Unfortunately the firework exploded without launching, killing Staples instantly.
Yes, he had been drinking.
AND THEN THERE’S …..
Musah Dzikpor, 53, a Guyanese man who died after trying to consume snake venom by sucking on a snake’s head.
Dzikpor believed that by taking the venom from a decapitated snake’s head, he would gain immunity from certain diseases.
Witnesses say the decapitated head twitched in his mouth, sinking its fangs into his tongue and transmitting the venom into his bloodstream.
He died from the venom a short while later. But the good news is he’s now immune to the chicken pox.
OR HOW ABOUT …..
A Phoenix man, who had to be rescued from the chimney of his own home after two friends locked him outside and refused to let him in.
Neighbors say the man climbed onto the roof and attempted to slide down his chimney.
Unfortunately he got stuck halfway down and firefighters had to be called.
Firefighters had to use sledgehammers to break the chimney apart to free the man.
OKAY, ONE MORE …..
Scott Birk, 31, who was arrested for shoplifting at a Wisconsin Wal-Mart after his 6-year-old daughter ratted him out.
Birk got caught shoplifting, but denied it to the cops and they might have believed him, until his daughter told them he had stolen earrings and toys.
She also ratted him out for driving there, even though he didn’t have a license.
In addition to shoplifting, he was also cited for driving without a license.