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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. 2002 Personal Account: Electric Safety Lesson
All personnel stationed on an aircraft carrier are given safety lectures and demonstrations. In 1990, a First Class Petty Officer assigned to the mess deck was briefing new junior personnel on electrical safety.
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3. 2010 Darwin Award: Tiny Elec Fence
An electrical discharge made toast of municipal guard Arthur de Souza Coelho, 47, on Sunday evening. According to police reports, he had installed a tiny electric fence around his car to protect against the frequent
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4. 2009 At-Risk Survivor: Christmas Light Zinger
Eyewitness Account: 'I was helping a friend decorate her tree for Christmas. There was a strand of lights that seemed to have a short, so my friend took it upon herself to solve the problem. She stripped the
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5. 1994 Darwin Award: Electric Bathtub Blues
The singer Claude Francois did the most to popularize rock and roll music in France. His stellar career can be compared to that of Elvis Presley. One evening, he returned to his Paris apartment from a busy touring sc
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6. 2008 At-Risk Survivor: Shocking Rappel
This one's simple. A man climbed the high voltage power line tower behind his house, attached a rope to the top of it, and began to rappel down. He was shocked to discover that his harmless hobby was not safe at all
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7. 2006 Darwin Award: Copper Kite String
Belize | Benjamin Franklin reputedly flew his kite in a lightning storm, and discovered that lightning equals electricity. However, certain precautions must be taken to avoid sudden electrocution...
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8. 2001 Darwin Award: Pig Jig
Two farmers were killed and a third was hospitalized with serious injuries after the men attempted to kill a pig with a homemade stun gun during a traditional Hungarian pre-Christmas slaughter. One farmer electrocuted himself
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9. 2008 At-Risk Survivor: Orca Made Me Do It
Washington | Gabriel, 29, 'did it to punish the rich white people for the death of the whales, and the depletion of the rain forests.' He sought revenge by sawing through a 69,000-volt line...
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10. 2002 Darwin Award: Wounded Wire Bites Back
Daniel and his friend were practicing their marksmanship by shooting at targets in a farm field. But instead of the usual choices of mice, bottles, or birds, they selected a more worthy adversary: electrical i
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