The Darwin Awards could very well have their winner for the year, despite the fact that we’re only halfway through 2011.

A man riding bareheaded on one of about 550 motorcycles in an anti-helmet law rally lost control of his cycle, went over his handlebars, hit his head on the pavement and died, police said Sunday.

The motorcyclist, 55-year-old Philip A. Contos, likely would have survived the accident if he’d been wearing a helmet, state troopers said.

I bring this up as we apparently have our own local hero which is the death that we encountered back in March at 525 Hyde. In news that was baked completely from flour processed at the rumor mill, apparently the fellow who died had come home drunk, couldn’t find his keys, decided to try and climb in to his apartment, slipped because of the rain, and then landed on his head, dying in the breezeway of the building. So, there you have it, don’t climb drunk, you could die.

Of course if anyone else has a differing story about this death, we’re all ears, since it wasn’t reported in any of the local news sources.