Black Friday deals can be exciting. The smug sense of satisfaction of knowing you payed half of what another person paid is enough motivation to wake hundreds of thousands of people well before dawn.

But pair a lagging economy with major price cuts and what do you get? Riots, apparently. A Walmart in Little Rock, Arkansas ran a deal earlier today for a $2 waffle iron that resulted in a wild stampede, which was sadly similar to a National Geographic special narrating wild animals demonstrating Darwin's theory of survival of the fittest. Only, the prize isn't survival, it's a discounted appliance. And last time we checked, Arkansas doesn't exactly qualify as "the wild".

[via Huff Post]