Dumb Human Behavior to Avoid

Nothing bucks up our spirits more than knowing there are people dumber than we are. Except maybe knowing there are lots of them.

from Reader's Digest Magazine | June/July 2011

DUMB IN SPORTS
Something’s Fishy Here Robby Rose lost his first-place medal and was charged with a felony after it was discovered that he’d cheated in a Texas fishing tournament by stuffing a one-pound weight down the throat of a bass he’d caught. Officials became suspicious when they placed Rose’s fish in a tank and it sank to the bottom. Source: Dallas Morning News

Wrong Team

In honor of Remembrance Day—when British Commonwealth countries honor their fallen veterans—the Scottish soccer team Airdrie United found the perfect photograph for its program cover: World War II–era nurses handing water to grinning Allied troops. Accompanying it were the words Lest we forget and Supporting our heroes. It was very moving, even though it was actually a photo of World War II–era German nurses handing water to grinning Nazi soldiers. Source: news.com.au

Pitching a Fit

While walking down steps at Denver’s Coors Field last July, San Diego Padres pitcher Mat Latos was injured and subsequently placed on the 15-day disabled list. He hurt himself trying to stifle a sneeze. Source: msn.foxsports.com

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