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11. 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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12. 2009 Darwin Award WINNER: Crushing Debt
2009 WINNER. Belgium | The city of Dinant is the backdrop for this rare Double Darwin Award. Two bankrobbers attempting to make a sizeable withdrawal from an ATM...
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13. 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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14. 2009 Darwin Award: Sparkleberry Lane
Interesting Disguise Idea Two disguised men entered the Sprint store on Sparkleberry Lane, pulled out guns, and stole wallets, purses, and credit cards before ordering the employees into a bathroom. Both men fled,
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15. 2008 Darwin Award: Thou Shalt Not Steel
Czech Republic | Steel is valuable, especially the high grade alloy used in steel cable. Scrap metal dealers do not ask questions. They pay in cash. And a good supply of steel cable can be found in elevator shafts...
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16. At-Risk Survivor: Molten Copper Shower
England | Police are hunting for a badly scorched would-be copper thief after finding a hacksaw embedded in an 11,000 volt power cable. The thief also left a lit blow torch at the scene...
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17. 2014 Darwin Award: Crispy Copper Fries
The mummified remains of a man who was discovered in a Tucson manhole tell their own poignant story. The manhole, previously opened five years ago, was re-opened in May to investigate a fluctuation...
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18. 2008 Darwin Award: Slippery When Wet
Sweden | The Darwin Awards have celebrated many bone-headed things burglars do in the commission of their crimes. For instance, taking a shortcut down a 55-foot sheer rock face. Early one morning, two men broke into a gymnasium...
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19. 2002 Darwin Award: Chainsaw Insurance
A violent attack on an innocent man? Andreas, a 23-year-old ex-bouncer from Italy, was found lying in a pool of blood near a country road. Police initially mistook him for a victim of sadistic mutilation. His leg
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20. 2001 Darwin Award: Killing Time
Electric trains in Glasgow collect power from the overhead cable, and transmit any excess through the rails to a solid copper cable that routes it to a power redistribution box. Copper is a favorite target for thieves. On
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