Janaka Basnayake has probably earned a nomination for the 2012 Darwin Awards.
The Sri Lankan man died trying to set the world record for longest time spent buried alive!
was pronounced dead shortly after being unearthed on Saturday. Friends and family
helped to bury Basnayake in a 10-foot-deep trench sealed with wood and
soil around 9:30am, and he was brought to the surface, unconscious, at
The dimwit's mother says he had twice buried himself previously, staying
under for two and a half hours once and six hours another time.
I can not find a previous record for the feat.