From The Register:
We recently promised to name Washington’s Kitsap County ‘an area of outstanding natural stupidity’ (AOONS) if it could reach a critical mass of firearms-related idiocy.
The Vulture Central critical mass required for an AOONS is three jaw-dropping tales of Darwin Award-worthy madness, and we’re delighted to report that Kitsap has truly made the grade. Back in 2007, an unnamed 66-year-old from Southworth was repairing a Lincoln Continental, and decided the best way to remove a stubborn wheelnut was with a 12-gauge shotgun.
Blasting the intractable nut “from arm’s length”, he was “peppered with ricocheting buckshot and debris”. Cue a visit to Tacoma General Hospital with “severe but not life-threatening injuries.”