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With over a quarter million copies in print and six months on The New York Times bestseller list, The Darwin Awards shows that readers crave humor. And what better place to find it than in 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.

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The hilarious pop culture phenomenon that landed on bestseller lists across the country is now available in trade paperback. These tales of trial and awe-inspiring error illustrate the ongoing saga of survival of the fittest in all its selective glory.

About the Author

A graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in molecular biology, Wendy Northcutt began collecting the stories that make up the Darwin Awards in 1993. Her award-winning Web site www.DarwinAwards.com is one of the most popular humor pages on the Web. The Darwin Awards have been profiled in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. Wendy is the author of the international bestsellers The Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action, The Darwin Awards 2: Unnatural Selection, and The Darwin Awards 3: Survival of the Fittest.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452283442
Author:
Northcutt, Wendy
Publisher:
Plume Books
Author:
NORTHCUTT, WENDY
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Form - Parodies
Subject:
Stupidity
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Darwin Awards
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20020431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.51x6.01x.77 in. .60 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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