The Darwin Awards: A Chronicle of Enterprising Demises
Awards have been given for people who "do a service to Humanity by removing themselves from the gene pool" 10 Questions.
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In 1995, a chicken fell into a well in Egypt. How many people died, and therefore won a Darwin Award, trying to rescue it?
Polish farmer, Krystof Azninski, won a 1996 Darwin award by doing what to prove how macho he was while on a drinking session with his friends?
Smashing bricks against his head
Cutting his own head off
Swallowing a whole melon
A fisherman in Kiev thought of a clever way to catch some fish.Trailing wires connected to his home's main electricity into the water, the fish floated to the surface. How did he win a Darwin Award?
His van backed down an incline slowly and trapped him underwater.
He ate the fish that were poisoned by the lake.
He waded in to collect the fish without switching the electricity off.
Carol and Mark were found dead after trying to get a high off some laughing gas, and forgetting to mix in oxygen. What made this worthy of a Darwin Award?
They were paramedics.
Carol had died an hour before Mark. He refused to take the warning.
They choked on the pipe delivering the gas.
In February 1998, Matthew died by crashing into a ski lift tower while sledging down a piste on a home-made sled. What was idiotic about this which earned him the Darwin Award?
It was an indoor ski slope and the lift tower was only a metre high.
His sledge was made out of the protective covering from the lift tower.
He was 1 of 20 people on the sledge at the time.
Khay Rahnajet died after opening a letter bomb sent to his house. What made this worthy of a Darwin Award?
It had "This is a letter bomb" written on it.
He had suspected a letter bomb, but had disposed of the wrong letter.
He had sent the letter bomb.
In Israel, in 1999, a terrorist attack went horribly awry. A team of terrorists were in a car, driving a bomb to their intended target. Unfortunately for them, the bomb went off an hour early. Why?
They had forgotten to change their watches for Daylight Saving Time.
They had wired up the bomb incorrectly.
The car went over a bump in the road, and the resulting jolt set the bomb off.
An Australian kung-fu instructor told his students that, after completing their course, they "could kill a wild beast with their bare hands." What Darwin Award winning event followed?
A student decided to take the challenge and attacked a Lion in a Zoo.
He killed himself with a kung-fu chop.
A student accidentally killed him in a fight pretending to be a Bear.
A police officer in Illinois was killed after demonstrating to his colleague how another colleague had accidentally killed himself. What killed him?
He shot and injured himself but died in a car crash on the way to hospital.
He was doing this on the edge of a cliff. He lost balance.
The gun was still loaded and he shot himself.
Which famous historical figure died due to a nosebleed?
Joan of Arc
Attila the Hun
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