In the spirit of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, The Darwin Awards II: Unnatural Selection brings together a fresh collection of magnificent misadventures, honoring those who continue to improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it in a sublimely idiotic fashion. Salute the owner of an equipment training school who demonstrates the dangers of driving a forklift by failing to survive the filming of his own safety video. Heed the story of the honest bricklayer who loses a battle of wits with 300 pounds of tools. Witness the man who becomes a victim of his own "strange and unusual passion for jumping into rivers." And watch Darwin Award winners selflessly join the ongoing fight against the seven deadly sins as lust, vanity, gluttony, greed, sloth, envy and wrath all exact their evolutionary toll on the overindulgent.
Featuring science and safety discussions designed to aid those vigilant enough to avoid the scythe of natural selection, and including the most inspiring dozen Darwin Awards from the last century, this new compendium of serious humor and cautionary tales -- verified by the author and endorsed by website readers -- shows us anew how uncommon sense can be....Continua
Wow, failure to complete a book for a long extended period of time. How long was it?
August to February, yikes. i will have that story with a few books that I have left behind.
Anyway, generally this book was a wonderful continuation of the series that causes so much amusement in the facts and fictions of the deaths of our fellow man. and woman on the rare occasion.
The bloody gory stories are the ones that make us cringe in sublime pleasure and eager to share the dastardly tale with others. Half the thrill is seeing their cringing expressions as they imagine the hardships they would face if thrust into such a situation. Thankfully, most of us have that common sense factor (gene) and will spare ourselves the honor of being a Darwin Award Winner....Continua