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Exploratory Thread: Darwin Awards

Last posted Feb 09, 2013 at 06:59AM EST. Added Jan 25, 2013 at 02:53PM EST
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One of the oldest phenomena on the web (first circulating usenet in the 1980s, and getting their website in 1993), the Darwin Awards celebrate those psychologically deficiant individuals who improve the human gene pool by removing themselves from it in stupid and often hilarious ways, featuring such gems as this, this and this

What do y’all think? If I hear consensus in favour of an article, I’d be happy to write it.

Last edited Jan 25, 2013 at 02:56PM EST
Jan 25, 2013 at 02:53PM EST

Can you give me the cheezburger links of these images?

Jan 27, 2013 at 10:17PM EST

I have a book on this sitting on my desk right now. The first few chapters give some pretty detailed ideas and concepts on what the Darwin awards are. The rest of the book is hilarious stories (9/10 would read again). I could possibly paraphrase some of these if i get around to it.

Jan 28, 2013 at 07:17PM EST

just re-read a few sections and I am now remembering there is a whole set of qualifications and rules that must be followed to be awarded (ex. the candidate must be the cause of his own demise) also the book (written in 2000) gives a little history of the internet, and tells how the Darwin awards were part of one of the first chain-mail letters.

Jan 28, 2013 at 07:51PM EST

I’ve read Darwin Awards 1-4 (hirrarious books, btw) and I’m not entirely sure that they have impact on internet culture. However, if someone decides to make an entry, I will support it and be willing to edit :)

Jan 29, 2013 at 04:33PM EST

superluser wrote:

If we are doing Darwin Awards, we gotta do this one from 1995, the JATO rocket car.

agreed, it was probably the only part of the movie that I enjoyed (Available on Netflix)

Jan 30, 2013 at 05:02PM EST

Whoa, people have replied to this now? Shit, I need to pay attention to my own threads. Still, this is certainly sounding like consensus. As soon as I have a spare moment I’ll get right on it.

Feb 09, 2013 at 06:59AM EST

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