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11. 2007 Personal Account: Big Bang Theory
A patient had sustained serious injuries from a fishing accident, including a ruptured eyeball and total hearing loss in one ear. Both legs were amputated mid-thigh. How did the normally mild sport of fishing become so dangerous?
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12. 2006 Urban Legend: Garden Bomb
Australia | In the suburbs of Adelaide, the undisputed cannabis capital of Australia, sleeping residents were awakened by a resounding explosion. A smoking hole was found in a neighbor's backyard, still reeking of the pungent odor of marijuana...
Relevance: 87.3%
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13. 2007 Darwin Award: Fatal Foaming Action
Scotland | James, 26, was working on a new house when he was unexpectedly confronted by a malfunctioning cannister of insulating foam.
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14. 2005 Darwin Award WINNER: 'Plug Me In'
Nguyen, 21, had been drinking with friends in the Tu Liem district of Hanoi, when he pulled out an old detonator he had found. The detonator was about six centimeters long and 8 centimeters in diameter, with two wires
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15. 2007 Darwin Award: Timing is Everything
Indiana | Russell, 19, had a grudge against a semi truck abandoned on a rural property. And Russell was a man of action. He built a gunpowder/propane tank bomb, attached a timer, and planted it in the truck...
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16. 2009 At-Risk Survivor: Caps'n'Hammer Kid
Everyone does dumb things when they're kids. My dumbest decision was almost a life-altering event. At that time, caps--tiny explosive charges sold for use in toy guns--were readily available...
Relevance: 86%
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17. 2007 Darwin Award: Electronic Fireworks
Netherlands | The first Darwin Award of 2007 goes to Serge, 36, who thought it reasonable to hover over an illegal professional firework and light the electronic ignition with an open flame...
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18. 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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19. 2010 Darwin Award: Carbidschieten
January 2010, Netherlands | Every now and then a completely new window into the world opens before our eyes. Here we have rural Dutch families enjoying their traditional winter sport, carbidschieten, or Carbide Shooting...
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20. 2017 Darwin Award: Red Evolution
A Russian welder working in Tselinnoe noticed how well a fire extinguisher fits into a decommissioned artillery howitzer. Inspired, he stuffed the fire extingusher down the barrel...
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