By Wendy Northcutt
With over 1 / 4 million copies in print and 6 months at the big apple instances bestseller checklist, The Darwin Awards exhibits that readers crave humor. And what higher position to discover it than within the tales of these people who enhance the gene pool by means of removal themselves from it in a sublimely idiotic fashion.
Marvel on the thief who attempts to thieve dwell electric wires. Gape on the lawnchair jockey who floats to a top of 16,000 ft suspended through helium balloons. And research from the guy who friends right into a fuel can utilizing a cigarette lighter. All contend for Darwin Awards while their offerings culminate in outstanding misadventures.
These stories of trial and awe-inspiring error-verified via the writer and recommended through site readers-illustrate the continuing saga of survival of the fittest in all its selective glory. The Darwin Awards vividly portrays the best examples of evolution in motion, and indicates us simply how unusual logic may be.
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