As a general rule, here at the Outrage we're firm believers in not giving anyone else any credit, but we're going to make a rare exception today and give The Darwin Awards some free publicity (http://www.darwinawards.com/).
If you're not familiar with that site, you must check it out. The basic thesis of the Darwin Awards is, as they say, to "commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it in really stupid ways."

The 2001 Darwin Awards are classic stuff. Some examples:

Robert Puelo, 32, was apparently being disorderly in a St. Louis market. When the clerk threatened to call the police, Puelo grabbed a hot dog, shoved it into his mouth and walked out without paying. Police found him unconscious in front of the store. Paramedics removed the six-inch wiener from his throat where it had choked him to death.

Poacher Marino Malerba of Spain shot a stag standing above him on an overhanging rock and was killed instantly when it fell on him.

Jerry Stromyer, 24, of Kincaid, West Virginia, showed his friends how to detonate a blasting cap by biting it. The subsequent explosion blew his teeth and tongue out of his mouth. Unfortunately for Mr. Kincaid, he appears to have survived. However, we find it unlikely that, in his current condition, he will find anyone to mate with, thus preventing the propagation of his genes.

The winner? Just too painful (and long) to recount here. Visit http://darwinawards.com for more examples of human stupidity in action.

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0 comments on “THE DARWIN AWARDS

  1. In answer to the question: Do you know of any instances of human stupidity that can rival the
    examples above? Congress.

  2. I was sent your newsletter by a friend and was amused in many ways. While the incidents were tragic I guess in these times of Presidential atrocities, Enron’s blatant criminal shennigans and political terrorists actions by many of our political representatives that constituents suffer under daily. I could think of a few ways to rid us of all scraps and also would suggest them to read your Darwin Awards purpose. from the ridiculous to the sublime we really have bunch of professionals and leaders that are absoute nuts. President Bush’s State of the Union Address, in my opinion, was absolute dribble and misguided idealistic delusion of granduer. Maybe that pretzel incident fall did more damage than originally thought. While we all are sadded by the tragic and terrorist deeds of misguided human beings that called lost of innocent lives. I want all to understand that we are still left behind to suffer our issues of daily living as the real terrorists walks among us. Loretta Renford of Buffalo, N.Y.

  3. Shorten the emails? Take as much room as you need to get it done right. People with short attention spans still won’t remember what you write anyway.

  4. On the sleeve of any fan belt you can buy is the phrase “Stop engine before installing this product”. You know some imbecile cut his hand of for that message to be there.

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