As Americans stuffed their faces with food and stuffed their sacks with gifts, three young German men had another ‘stuffing’ on their mind. As The Guardian reports, a man died on Christmas Day in Germany after he was hit in the head by a flying piece of metal from a condom machine that he and two accomplices blew up in an apparent robbery attempt.
The 29-year-old man was taken to hospital in the western town of Schöppingen, near the Dutch border, by the two other men who fled the scene of the explosion in a car, leaving behind condoms and money scattered around the gutted vending machine.
The two men told hospital officials that their friend had fallen down the stairs, injuring his head. Suspicious of their story, the officials called the police.
During questioning, police said, one of them admitted that the three had blown up the condom machine, and that their fellow conspirator was hit in the head by metal as he tried to take cover.
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Somewhere in here is a circular “Darwin”-esque joke, and/or a whole new meaning to the word “blow” – but we leave that to the reader. But for now – practicing “safe sex” seems even more relevant.