Mount Gambier woman’s unsuccessful Darwin Awards attempt

If you want to read the story of one woman's unsuccessful attempt at a 2008 Darwin Award then read on.

"A Mount Gambier woman has warned the community against cleaning lawnmowers in bedrooms while smoking."

That's some pretty solid advice I would have thought.

"Ms Goldsworthy said she tipped the lawnmower over to clean it when fuel spilled out onto the floor. 'I dropped my cigarette from my mouth and the next moment there was this huge explosion,' she said."


It wasn't until I re-read the article that this little nugget sunk in.

"Ms Goldsworthy said although she had been convicted of arson before, this time it was an accident. 'I swear this time I did not do it,' she said."

Moral of the story, don't clean your lawnmower in your bedroom and spill fuel, while you're smoking a cigarette. This has been a public service announcement. Now I feel like I've done my good deed for the day.

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6 Responses to “Mount Gambier woman’s unsuccessful Darwin Awards attempt”

  1. Lee says:

    This barely surprises me that it would happen, really really surprises me that she would stupidly pose for the newspaper.

  2. Ian says:

    Let me guess (a) bogan of the highest order (b) welfare dependent (c) alcohol/drug user.

  3. why the heck would you have a lawn mower in your bedroom? if you need a lawnmower, that suggest you have lawn to mow which means you have room outside which means you can store it outside. unless of course, she lives in a shed and that was glossed over for journalistic purposes … got to love how the story glossed over the physical abuse angle purely for “is she a ‘tard?” angle …

  4. Herc says:

    And so the eternal battle between lawnmowers and vacuum cleaners continues…

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