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1. 1994 Darwin Award: Short Circuit
Michael Anderson Godwin was a lucky murderer whose death sentence had been commuted to life in prison. Ironically, he was sitting on the metal toilet in his cell and attempting to fix the TV set when he bit down on a
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2. 2007 At-Risk Survivor: Red Hot Chili Peppers
One day, in the kitchen at the local prison, an inmate stole a bag of jalepeno peppers in juice. Kitchen work is coveted by inmates because of these fringe benefits...
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3. 1999 Darwin Award: Good Trumps Evil at Church
A middle-aged thief sat quietly through the Sunday service at All Saints Cathedral in Nairobi. But when the offering basket was passed, fellow worshippers were astonished to see him stashing handfuls of the money in his pockets. Realizing he had been spotted, the thief fled
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4. 2000 At-Risk Survivor: Concealed Weapon
A woman tried to smuggle an automatic pistol into a high-security prison in Bogota by concealing it in her rectum. Unfortunately, she was unable to remove the weapon from its snug hiding p
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5. 1998 Personal Account: Don't Argue with Partner in Crime
Two teenage boys from Elkins decided to have an adventure. First, they robbed a pawn shop, taking several guns. This particular pawn shop just happened to be right in front of the State Police Station, but the crime was not immediately detected. Next, the boys
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6. 2002 Darwin Award: Caveat Emptor
Police say three men tried to rob an Albuquerque man who had placed a newspaper ad to sell a gun. The robbers arranged a meeting, then beat and sprayed mace on the gun owner in an attempt to steal the weapon. Sur
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7. 2007 Darwin Award: Descent of Man
New York | In one case during my 20 years on the NYPD, we responded to a 'body in a courtyard' call and found a 19-year-old man who had obviously perished by falling from a great height...
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8. 2007 Darwin Award: Ammo Dumps
Iraq | Securing an Iraqi ammunition holding area was a bit of a problem when my unit took over this large piece of real estate. Looters periodically showed up to steal brass from tank and artillery rounds stored in the bunkers...
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9. 2008 Darwin Award: On the Piste
Italy | David, 46, was sliding down an Italian ski slope one night on a stolen pad of foam. It did not occur to him that it might be dangerous to sled down the same slope from which he had stolen the protective padding...
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10. 2001 Darwin Award: God Saves?
'Generator thief cools off.' A wealth of literature makes it abundantly clear that deities often intercede to protect their sanctuaries from desecration. In light of this knowledge, two teen-agers who planned to burgle a ch
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