Clarifying what awards are for

I DID appreciate your leader on Friday referring to the Darwin Awards.

However, may I point out that these are awarded posthumously to those who are so stupid that they forward the evolution of the human race by removing themselves from the gene pool.

I was recently forwarded some horrific photos of two recent winners who, stealing copper cable from a live mains wire in Texas, fried themselves.

If only the idiots you referred to did actually merit a Darwin!

Dave Poole

Penhurst Road