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Darwin Awards
2014 Darwin Awards

Newsletter Signup 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.

Stories Ranked by Vote

Sports Training
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 sports fans

The Thing Ring
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. The event was brought too our attention by an

La Petite Mort
Humans who aspire to high levels of desire may join the 'mile-high club' yet our dreams of sex in high places also have couples eyeing more accessible heights such as rooftops and romantic balconies. Balcony balls ar

Resurrection FAIL
2 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 wanted to give it a whirl!

Man Customizes Car Ignition Sequence To His Peril
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. Early on Tuesday

Crispy Copper Fries
The mummified remains of a man who was discovered in a Tucson manhole tell their own poignant story. The manhole, previously opened five years ago, was re-opened in May to investigate a fluctuation...

Selfie With Elephant
Two men in Kenya were capturing selfies with a wild elephant when they were trampled to death by the irate pachyderm who proceeded to bury the corpses. The two men were actually touching the elephant's face

Anchorman
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...

Delhi Sandwich
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 enclosin

Race To The Death
For most people, the danger of high speed roadways is common sense, and few attempt to cross a major freeway. It is rare for anyone to die from doing exactly that...and then there is Kevin Ward.

Pool Party
In the small town of Karczówka tragedy struck yesterday as seven people accidentally drowned in a cesspool, one after another. The first death was that of a tractor driver whose job was to empty the septic tank...

Boogie Board Blunder
Universe to Zenk, 'Hey! You are about to die!' The Mountain View man arrived at the beach with his board and flippers and headed into the Ocean. But rocky cliffs line the Pacific shores and swells of 13 feet predicted...

Banana Bandido
A banana farm was the site of a Friday night robbery in Limón. The perpetrator lived in the same building as the cafeteria before his fatal slip. Carrying a home-made gun, he was in the process of breaking into the banana...

The Thing Ring 8.5 (3563 votes)

Double Darwin! Sports Training 8.4 (3414 votes)

La Petite Mort 7.9 (2185 votes)

Crispy Copper Fries 7.9 (1185 votes)

Resurrection FAIL 7.8 (1666 votes)

Selfie With Elephant 7.7 (1739 votes)

Man Customizes Car Ignition Sequence To His Peril 7.7 (1421 votes)

Anchorman 7.4 (1855 votes)

Delhi Sandwich 7.4 (1231 votes)

Pool Party 7.3 (1686 votes)

Boogie Board Blunder 6.7 (352 votes)

Banana Bandido 4.1 (892 votes)

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