Arkansas Man Named “Darwin” Attempts to Win Darwin Award By Eating Poisonous Eggs

04/22/2010 12:51 PM |

Duh, everyone knows that gar roe is inedible, right? RIGHT? I guess not. Arkansas man Darwin Aaron caught a big ol’ gar pike a couple of weeks ago and figured he’d treat his family to some fancy gar pike caviar. And then they all got really sick. (They’re ok, now). Really, the only reason I’m posting about this is because it features an Arkansan fisherman named “Darwin.” Which I think is weird (natural selection at work, etc., carry on…).

One Comment

  • Wow. It’s amazing what you can find with google. Darwin is my husband. And yes, we’ve had a great laugh over this whole thing…the publicity, the jokes, the Darwin Awards thing, etc. We’re trying to be good sports but it’s tough when people like you make him out to be an idiot. I really doubt that you knew that gar roe was edible before you googled it. Heck, you might not have even known what a gar was. Our own family doctor, poison control, and the ER doctor didn’t have a clue.

    As for the feast itself: Only 3 family members ate the “caviar”. The only one that was hospitalized was my son and that was just as a precaution. Nobody was on their death bed or violently ill as has been reported on other sites. It was a pretty simple, silly event that has been made out to be more.

    I’m glad we’ve given you something to write and laugh about. :) Have a good week!