There’s stupid, and then there’s Darwin Awards stupid. The Darwin Awards celebrates the plethora of stupid ways people get themselves killed. Some ridicule-worthy things you can find on their website are stories of cat burglars falling through skylights, ripping their testicles off, shooting themselves in the most bizarre ways, and now this.
Some video games require time and dedication, but dying for one might be a little too much. A man in Moscow was reportedly too busy playing a Star Wars virtual reality game to notice a cut on his head, which proved to be fatal.
The body of the 44-year-old was discovered in his apartment, police said in a statement on Friday. The man was playing the game while wearing a VR headset and apparently tripped and fell on a glass coffee table, breaking it. The blood loss he suffered from the head wound was fatal, the preliminary investigation showed.
According to Lenta.ru news website, the man’s mother found the dead gamer on Thursday. A source in law enforcement told the website that the medical examiner believes the man’s life would have been saved if he hadn’t continued playing the game and instead sought medical attention.
The source said the game that proved to be good enough to die for was from the Star Wars franchise, but would not say which. There are several VR and AR titles from the space saga currently available, both licensed by Disney and inspired by Star Wars.
So, the next time you are feeling down, and perhaps the thought will cross your mind that you’re an idiot. Maybe you are, but you’ll be hard-pressed to be as idiotic as this former gamer, so have heart!
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
December 24th, 2017
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