Named in honour of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, The Darwin Awards pays homage to those who improve our gene pool . . . by removing themselves from it.
Most of us know instinctively that igniting a blasting cap in our mouth is a recipe for disaster. Darwin Award winners do not. Most of us have basic sound judgement that eliminates the need for NO SMOKING signs at ammo dumps. Darwin Award winners do not. Whether it's thallium-snorting soldiers, head-butting motorcyclists, or hatchet-wielding men who mistake a body part for a chicken neck, there's no shortage of creative Darwin Award winners.
Filled with 150 original tales of evolution in action, science essays by guest writers, and a spoof research paper supporting Intelligent Design, The Darwin Awards IV demonstrates that when it comes to common sense, natural selection still has a long way to go....Continua
I think the Darwin Awards series is one of the finest examples of dark humour gone mainstream. Each of the stories in the book is no doubt a tragedy, but a comic one nonetheless. Thanking the Darwin Award winners for kindly removing themselves from the available gene pool can seem disrespectful (especially to traditional Chinese people), but don't forget that they teach us valuable lessons too: how not to die stupidly. And by dying they entertain millions around the world! Really, they deserve our deepest respect....Continua
The stories in this book are so strange, so weird, they can't be made up. It's hard to believe some of these people even lived for as long as they did. Everybody has moments in life that we wish we could take back. These stories go way beyond those....Continua