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The Darwin Awards

The Darwin Awards
Author: Wendy Northcutt
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110104344X
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The hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon and the perfect funny gift! The Darwin Awards shares the stories of those human beings who improve the gene pool by removing themselves from it in a sublimely idiotic fashion. Marvel at the thief who tries to steal live electrical wires. Gape at the lawnchair jockey who floats to a height of 16,000 feet suspended by helium balloons. And learn from the man who peers into a gasoline can using a cigarette lighter. All contend for Darwin Awards when their choices culminate in magnificent misadventures. These tales of trial and awe-inspiring error-verified by the author and endorsed by website readers-illustrate the ongoing saga of survival of the fittest in all its selective glory. The Darwin Awards vividly portrays the finest examples of evolution in action, and shows us just how uncommon common sense can be.
The Darwin Awards
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Wendy Northcutt
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-04-30 - Publisher: Penguin
The hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon and the perfect funny gift! The Darwin Awards shares the stories of those human beings who improve the gene pool by removing themselves from it in a sublimely idiotic fashion. Marvel at the thief who tries to steal live electrical wires. Gape at the lawnchair jockey who floats to a height of 16,000 feet suspended by helium balloons. And learn from the man who peers into a gasoline can using a cigarette lighter. All contend for Darwin Awards when their choices culminate in magnificent misadventures. These tales of trial and awe-inspiring error-verified by the author and endorsed by website readers-illustrate the ongoing saga of survival of the fittest in all its selective glory. The Darwin Awards vividly portrays the finest examples of evolution in action, and shows us just how uncommon common sense can be.
The Darwin Awards III
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Wendy Northcutt
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-09-28 - Publisher: Penguin
The hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon and the perfect funny gift! Honoring those who improve our gene pool by inadvertently removing themselves fromit, The Darwin Awards III includes more than one hundred brand new, hilariously macabre mishaps and misadventures. From a sheriff who inadvertently shot himself twice, to the insurance defrauder who amputated his leg with a chainsaw; from a farmer who avoided bee stings by sealing his head in a plastic bag to the man crushed by the branch he just trimmed, The Darwin Awards III proves again that when it comes to stupidity, no species does it like we do. Featuring scientific and safety discussions and filled with illustrations depicting inspiring examples of evolution in action, The Darwin Awards III shows once more how uncommon common sense still is.
The Darwin Awards II
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Wendy Northcutt
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-12-01 - Publisher: Penguin
The hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon and the perfect funny gift! The Darwin Awards II: Unnatural Selection brings together a fresh collection of the hapless, the heedless, and the just plain foolhardy among us. 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. Gawk at the couple who go to sleep on a sloping roof. Witness the shepherd who leaves his rifle unsecured—only to be accidentally shot by one of his own flock. With over one hundred Darwin Award Winners, Honorable Mentions, and debunked Urban Legends, plus science and safety tips for avoiding the scythe of natural selection, The Darwin Awards II proves once again how uncommon common sense can be.
The Darwin Awards 4
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Wendy Northcutt, Christopher M. Kelly
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-10-30 - Publisher: Plume
The hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon and the perfect funny gift! The Darwin Awards series is the alpha chimp of humorous human mishaps. Despite being an international bestseller and inspiring the movie The Darwin Awards, these hilarious, cautionary chronicles have failed to stop another generation of Darwin Award winners from steering motorcycles with their feet, heating lava lamps on stoves, using liquid soap as brake fluid, and drowning themselves in the kitchen sink. Filled with more than 100 new tales of evolution in action, plus science essays 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, long way to go.
Die Darwin-Awards für die skurrilsten Arten, zu Tode zu kommen
Language: de
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Authors: Wendy Northcutt, Christopher M. Kelly
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher:
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The Darwin Awards Next Evolution
Language: en
Pages: 291
Authors: Wendy Northcutt
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Plume
Features examples of people whose lack of common sense resulted in their demise, in a tribute to how the evolutionary process is improved when individuals of questionable intelligence accidentally remove themselves from the gene pool.
The Darwin Awards Countdown to Extinction
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Wendy Northcutt
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-25 - Publisher: Penguin
The hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon and the perfect funny gift! The Darwin Awards are more than just a brand. They're a pop culture phenomenon. With six books and a website that draws in more than a million unique visitors every month, the Darwin Awards rivals The Onion and The Simpsons as one of the biggest humor franchises in the world. Fully illustrated and featuring all-new tales of the marvelously macabre, The Darwin Awards Countdown to Extinction chronicles the astonishing acts of individuals who have taken a swan dive into the shallow end of the gene pool. From attaching a five-horsepower engine to a barstool, to hammering a metal hook into an explosive device, to using a taser to treat a snake bite, these gloriously gruesome incidents prove that the countdown (to human extinction) is well under way. And we won't exit this mortal coil without one last laugh.
The Darwin Awards 4
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Wendy Northcutt, Christopher M. Kelly
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-10-24 - Publisher: Penguin
The hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon and the perfect funny gift! The Darwin Awards series is the alpha chimp of humorous human mishaps. Despite being an international bestseller and inspiring the movie The Darwin Awards, these hilarious, cautionary chronicles have failed to stop another generation of Darwin Award winners from steering motorcycles with their feet, heating lava lamps on stoves, using liquid soap as brake fluid, and drowning themselves in the kitchen sink. Filled with more than 100 new tales of evolution in action, plus science essays 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, long way to go.
The Darwin Awards III
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Wendy Northcutt
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-09-28 - Publisher: Penguin
The hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon and the perfect funny gift! Honoring those who improve our gene pool by inadvertently removing themselves fromit, The Darwin Awards III includes more than one hundred brand new, hilariously macabre mishaps and misadventures. From a sheriff who inadvertently shot himself twice, to the insurance defrauder who amputated his leg with a chainsaw; from a farmer who avoided bee stings by sealing his head in a plastic bag to the man crushed by the branch he just trimmed, The Darwin Awards III proves again that when it comes to stupidity, no species does it like we do. Featuring scientific and safety discussions and filled with illustrations depicting inspiring examples of evolution in action, The Darwin Awards III shows once more how uncommon common sense still is.
The Darwin Awards 3
Language: en
Pages: 254
Authors: Wendy Northcutt
Categories: Humor
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: E P Dutton
A third collection of misadventures of people who have lost their lives by engaging in questionable activities includes the stories of a sheriff who shot himself twice and an artist who made a necklace using live ammunition.