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31. 2000 Darwin Award: Shocking Fall
26-year-old Tod made a place for himself in history by being the first person to die celebrating the millennium. Minutes before midnight, the Stanford graduate climbed to the top of a street light in front of the
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32. 2002 Personal Account: Repeat Offender
I recently created three opportunities to remove myself from the gene pool. God must have appreciated the humor I provided that day, as I was allowed to survive to share my experience with others. While working on the
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33. 2000 Darwin Award: Power Punch Proves Fatal
Ian was a fitness fanatic and self-employed electrician living in an English seaside town. He had recently converted one room of his cottage into a new gym. Among the weights and exercise equipment hung a pun
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34. 2003 Darwin Award: ZAP!
California | John, a Los Angeles real estate attorney, was skimming leaves from his pool when he noticed a palm frond caught in the power lines...
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35. 2009 At-Risk Survivor: Not Even Half-Baked
After an extended night shift, our heroine, a working mother, decided to stay up until the kids came home from school. Being a thoughtful mom, the tired woman groggily decided that this was the time to bake a cake.
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36. 1999 At-Risk Survivor: Parrot Hunter
Damion, 18, wanted a unique gift for his girlfriend, who worked as a babysitter for a neighbor's children. The neighbor suggested that a Quaker parrot would be a perfect present. The beautiful green birds with gra
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37. 2002 Personal Account: Chainsaw Slingshot
The following story was related to me during a session of injury one-upsmanship. A casual acquaintance related an adventure suffered by her husband. A furious wind had knocked a susceptible tree limb across the elec
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38. 1999 Darwin Award: Lights Out
On Friday the 13th, Scott and his sister Kimberly had an electrifying experience while attempting to view the annual Perseid meteor shower. Scott, an aspiring young astronomer, set up his telescope for a closer view of the sky. Alas, poor Scott did not reflect on the
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39. 1999 Darwin Award: Gone Fishin'
A fisherman in Kiev electrocuted himself while fishing in the river Tereblya. The 43-year-old man connected cables to the main power supply of his home, and threw the end into the river. The electric shock killed the fish, which floated belly-up to the top of the
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40. 2000 Personal Account: Extensible Aluminum Stave
Anything you can do I can do better I worked as a surveyor's chainman, a job that includes the task of holding an extensible aluminum stave while a surveyor eyeballs it from a distance. During a job in the co
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