The Darwins are out. Why do some remind me of the MSNM

This one, for example (read MSNM for staff):

4. After stopping for drinks at an illegal bar, a Zimbabwean bus driver found that the 20 mental patients he was supposed to be transporting from Harare to Bulawayo had escaped. Not wanting to admit his incompetence, the driver went to a nearby bus stop and offered everyone waiting there a free ride. He then delivered the passengers to the mental hospital, telling the staff that the patients were very excitable and prone to bizarre fantasies.. The deception wasn’t discovered for 3 days.

At least the staff figured it out three days later…

UPDATE: as Robert noted, this may be an urban legend. I couldn’t find it in the Darwin Awards, but received it from someone who sent a list of them. Take it as an urban legend; it describes the MSNM rather well, especially the three stooges – MSNM, “Human Rights” NGOs, Goldstone.

4 Responses to The Darwins are out. Why do some remind me of the MSNM

  1. Robert says:

    I believe this story is an urban legend. But maybe I’m crazy.

  2. D.Duarte says:

    Acc. to, this is an urban legend that has been circulating since 1997.

  3. Cynic says:


    I wouldn’t (read MSNM for staff) but for bus driver. :-)

    As for staff, that unfortunately would be the readers/viewers, and more unfortunately would take much more than 3 days to discover the reality if they manage to at all.

  4. sshender says:

    Speaking of Darwin, just finished Dawkins’ latest book, The Greatest show on earth, and highly recommend it to anyone who is left breathless at nature’s marvelous splendor.

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