Honoring Charles Darwin, the father of
evolution, Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene
pool--by removing themselves from it.
2001 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin
(11 October 2001, Tennessee) Eight freshman college students were hanging
around a vacant library late one night, when they decided it would be a
thrill to leap into a small opening they thought was a laundry chute.
Perhaps a few more years of college would have helped them realize that
libraries don't have laundry chutes. It was actually a garbage chute
feeding directly into an automatic trash compactor. 19-year-old Wesley
"Crusher" was the first to jump. He enjoyed an exhilarating three-story
slide before being crushed to death in the rubbish bin below.