Men Playing Pokemon Go Fail To Join List Of Darwin Awards Contenders

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(CNN) If all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you too? What if your Pokémon took you there?

Two men in their early 20s fell an estimated 50 to 90 feet down a cliff in Encinitas, California, on Wednesday afternoon while playing “Pokémon Go,” San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Rich Eaton said. The men sustained injuries, although the extent is not clear.

Apparently it wasn’t enough that the app warns users to stay aware of surroundings or that signs posted on a fence near the cliff said “No Trespassing” and “Do Not Cross.” When firefighters arrived at the scene, one of the men was at the bottom of the cliff while the other was three-quarters of the way down and had to be hoisted up, Eaton said.

You know that this won’t be the last incident. A girl was supposedly hit by a car while playing (interestingly, I can’t find a news article which mentions the police being called anywhere. How about you?). We even have a guy saying he quit his job to take two months to call all the Pokemon in New Zealand.

All in all, though, it seems a good game, because it gets people up and moving and getting outside. Lots of people seem to be unsure of this “nature” and fresh air thing, and are being reintroduced to being “outside.” Too bad they really do not see what is going on.

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2 Responses to “Men Playing Pokemon Go Fail To Join List Of Darwin Awards Contenders”

  1. JGlanton says:

    I’m not going out on a limb here to guess that these boys live with their mothers and are still hoping that Bernie can jump into the White House and save their kind from dreary lives of work and responsibilities.

  2. John says:

    I am reading about many incidents where people playing Pokemon are being shot at by gun fondlers
    Why do they hate on people playing that game
    Why don’t moderate gun fondlers speak out against the extremist gun fondlers who are shooting Pokemon players ????

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