Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Darwin Awards finalist?

I shouldn't laugh. Really, I shouldn't. I mean, accidents happen. But...getting MOWED to death?!?!?!?

LONDON (Reuters) - A Buddhist monk from Japan was killed after slipping and falling under the blades of his runaway tractor lawnmower, an inquest into his death has found.

The Reverend Seiji Handa, 50, was cutting the grass around his peace pagoda in the English city of Milton Keynes when the accident occurred last August.

He got out of the tractor to inspect something but the vehicle, which was pulling a multi-bladed grass cutting machine, slipped its handbrake.
On the bright side, now that he’s scattered all over the lawn, he’s achieved the Buddhist goal of becoming one with nature.