Named in honor of Charles Darwin, the father of
evolution, the Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene
pool by removing themselves from it.
1999 Darwin Award Winner Confirmed True by Darwin
(19 June 1999) It was a warm summer night in Amsterdam. An Italian resident was in the habit of sleeping in the open air during sweltering summer nights. This hot night, he climbed onto the roof
of his apartment and arranged a comfortable bed. He fell asleep on his blanket, and then he fell to his death. Lucky we are, says a native Amsterdam resident, that our summers are often cold and rainy.