Another year, another collection of not-so-brilliant decisions. From shopping-cart street racers to brain-dead beer marketers to Auntie Litigious, behold the ultimate battle royale of nitwits, morons and blockheads—in sudden-death elimination format.
Biggest Twit Battle Royale: Quarterfinals
A Swede studying in Australia, the 28-year-old was, according to police, “looking to have a bit of fun.” And what’s more fun than squeezing inside a shopping cart—with a buddy—and taking a late-night joyride down a very steep road? The steel grocery cart hit speeds of up to 80 km/h before smashing into an oncoming car (which, for the record, was travelling at only 60 km/h). The adventure had a sad end: Although his pal survived, Wahlgren was flung into a gutter and sustained fatal head injuries.
MOHAMED EL SHAER
Declared a “high-risk traveller” by the RCMP, he somehow made it to the Middle East—then bragged to a journalist. He was caught trying to sneak back into Canada.