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DARWIN AWARD: Crispy Copper Fries

May 2014, Arizona || The mummified remains of a man who was unexpectedly discovered in a Tucson manhole tell their own poignant story. The manhole was opened in May to investigate a (fluctuation in electrical power...)


Man Customizes Car Ignition Sequence To His Peril

(February 2014, United Kingdom) Scott McKimmie's purple Volkswagen Cabriolet would not be considered roadworthy by most people, but to a handy mechanic a flaw can be considered a security feature. ( Read on...)


Darwin Award: Resurrection FAIL

(17 September 2014, Pakistan) Two correspondents nominated the gullible acolyte who volunteered to be killed and resurrected by a holy man--and not a holy man who was experienced with the procedure, but a beginner who thought he'd give it a whirl! ("Religion did him in.)


DARWIN AWARD: Delhi Sandwich

(23 September 2014, India) Life of Pi, move over, Maqsood has a tale to tell. This 19-year-old factory worker joined a White tiger for lunch yesterday in the cat's Delhi zoo home. After being cautioned twice to not climb over the fence enclosing the tiger enclosure, Maqsood climbed over the fence a third time and then swam across the moat over to Tiger Island. ("India zoo gains a meal, loses a patron...")


DARWIN AWARD: Anchorman

(25 May 2014, Georgia) 18-year-old Chance Werner had recently graduated from high school and on the early hours of Sunday morning he was at Lake Allatoona celebrating with friends by playing the Shopping Cart Game. The Shopping Cart Game is evidently popular... (more)


LIVING DARWIN AWARD! The Thing Ring

(May 2014, England) In the interest of public safety, the Darwin Awards editors are releasing this ribald and unsavory event to the public to serve as a warning to adventurous amorous males. EYEWITNESS: "Being part of the emergency services, firemen were called to the A&E Department of a central London hospital to assist in removing a thing ring... (more)


DOUBLE DARWIN! Sports Training

(2 March 2014, Rotterdam, Netherlands) Two apparently intoxicated men dared each other to test their courage against an intercity train at a Rotterdam train station. At 1800 hours on a Sunday night, the station was crowded with more than 300 fans returning from a soccer-match pitting Feyenoord against Ajax at De Kuip, the most beautiful soccer stadium in Holland... (more)


NO DARWIN AWARD: "No Bull, No Bullets!"

3 August 2014, Chicago | NOT a Darwin Award winner: the accidental shooting death of a man who failed to prove that his gun had no bullets, when he pointed the gun at his head and pulled the trigger. Moderators have ruled this recent Illinois shooting death "too common" and lacking the creativity of a true Darwin Award. Sorry, Mr. Zyzanski (rawstory.com)




Slush Pile Palooza

Hi! I'm Wendy, Curator of the Darwin Awards, here with a public service message. Please enjoy a browse in our Slush Pile. The Slush Pile is moderated by volunteers, and the fans and I owe them a round of drinks and fresh popcorn. Check out the Slush Pile archives, the fountain from which the Darwin Awards are fished.


Human Intelligence is MIA,
Presumed Dead.

Evolve! Urges the ghost of Charles Darwin.

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Darwin Awards: Extinction of Species.
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Fave Electric Endings

2005 WINNER: 'Plug Me In'
1994: Short Circuit
2010: Tiny Elec Fence
1994: Electric Bathtub Blues
2008: An Illuminating Story
2002: Wounded Wire Bites Back
2007: Ditched
2002: The Worm Has Turned
2006: Copper Kite String
2008: Pierced!
2001: Pig Jig
2007: Whac-A-Mole
2008: One Foot In The Pool...
2001: Precarious Perch
1994: Sizzling Scaffolding
2002: Human Torch
2002: Sneakers
2001: Killing Time
2011: Hotter Copper Whopper
2000: Shocking Fall
2000: Power Punch Proves Fatal
2003: ZAP!
1999: Lights Out
1999: Gone Fishin'
2009: Tennessee Pee
2000: Do It Yourself, Do Yourself In
1999: Resistance is Futile

"Darwin Awards: We watch the watchman watch the watchmen."
Natural selection deems that some individuals
serve as a warning to others.
  Who are we to disagree?
The next generation, ever and anon, is descended from the survivors.

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