October 30, 2014
The Evolution Revolution
Homo sapiens sapiens
The Darwin Awards:
in search of smart.
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...)
(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...)
(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.)
(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...")
(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...
(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)
(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
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,
Evolve! Urges the ghost of Charles Darwin.
Darwin Awards: Extinction of Species.
"Clap, clap, clap."
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
2002: The Worm Has Turned
2006: Copper Kite String
2001: Pig Jig
2008: One Foot In The Pool...
2001: Precarious Perch
1994: Sizzling Scaffolding
2002: Human Torch
2001: Killing Time
2011: Hotter Copper Whopper
2000: Shocking Fall
2000: Power Punch Proves Fatal
1999: Lights Out
1999: Gone Fishin'
2009: Tennessee Pee
2000: Do It Yourself, Do Yourself In
1999: Resistance is Futile