In another I-don't-think-I'd-ever-do-that scenario, the pilot of a twin, with one engine shut down, attempted to take off from a gravel runway. He wasn't successful. It's one thing for a VFR pilot to inadvertently encounter instrument conditions, but it takes a candidate for the Darwin Award to launch into very obviously serious instrument conditions without the rating. We look at decisions like those and say, "I'd never do something that risky!" But pilots, at least some of us, continue to make the wrong choices.