Darwin Award/2000
(Friedrich Riesfeldt)

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Every year some one person is selected to receive the Darwin Award. This person is deemed to have done the most to protect the gene pool by giving their life.

This is usually done by some act that reveals serious stupidity on the part of the individual. By losing their life, they are no longer able to contribute to the gene pool.

The Year 2000 winner of the Darwin Award was determined to be a zookeeper in Padenborn, Germany. Herr Friedrich Riesfeldt had a very constipated elephant. He had given several large doses of laxatives to the animal to no avail. He opted to administer an olive oil enema, and while doing this, the laxatives kicked in. Herr Riesfeldt was buried under 200 pounds of material. He was found 2 hours later by an assistant.

The Poca Post is pleased to issue this stamp honoring Herr Friedrich Riesfeldt's award

This stamp was issued in the denomination of 37 pu (Poca Units) in a block of 8 stamps.

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