Named after Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, the Darwin Awards pay 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 judgment that eliminates the need for no smoking signs at ammo dumps. Darwin Award winners do not. Whether it’s head-butting motorcyclists, thallium-snorting soldiers, or hatchet-wielding men who mistake a body part for a chicken neck, there’s no shortage of creative Darwin Award winners. There’s a reason the instructions say, “Don’t heat your lava lamp on the stove.” Only a Darwin Award winner would learn the fatal reason why.
Filled with over a hundred new tales of evolution in action, science essays by guest writers, and a parody research paper supporting intelligent design, The Darwin Awards 4 shows that when it comes to common sense, natural selection still has a long way to go.
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