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41. 2000 Darwin Award: Shorties: Stupid Human Tricks
Stupid Human Tricks: Robert, 37, shot himself while explaining gun safety to his wife in Glendale, California, when he placed a .45-caliber pistol he thought was unloaded under his chin and pulled the trigger. Shovestall's wi
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42. 2013 Darwin Award: Some Finnish
Two brothers-in-law were united by a common interest that is shared by a small but regrettably significant proportion of the population: collecting war weapons. By the date of their deaths, they had collected over 100
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43. 2001 Personal Account: Wasps
When I was ten we had a five-foot hedge bordering our yard. My father decided to cut it down to two feet, so he pulled out his heavy-duty hedge clippers and set about the job. When he was three quarters done, he hit a wasp's nes
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44. 2008 Darwin Award: Chemistry Went To Her Head
Bulgaria | A biology teacher was driving two friends home from a memorial service. Suddenly bystanders saw all three occupants dash from the car to a nearby manhole, and start pouring down liquids and powders from various bottles and jars...
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45. 2009 At-Risk Survivor: Homemade Howitzer
I was the lucky orthopedics resident on call on July 4th when a gentleman reported to the trauma unit peppered with thousands of black spots of embedded gunpowder, face, chest, and arms...
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46. 2009 At-Risk Survivor: Cap-ping Cap-pow
When I was 9 years old, a 'friend' showed me how to make a decent firecracker out of a roll of caps. Take a pin and load the caps onto it accordion-style...
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47. 2008 Darwin Award: Killer Fuel Economy
A man in the town of Batu Berendam, near Malacca, was killed by an explosion while filling his tank with natural gas at a petrol station. What made the normally routine process of fueling a vehicle go so badly w
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48. 2010 At-Risk Survivor: Medieval Mayhem
Every summer, the Society for Creative Anachronism holds a two-week-long 'war' in rural Pennsylvania. The event attracts over 10,000 attendees so there's bound to be some potential Darwin Award winners running around...
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49. 2006 Darwin Award: Stubbed Out
England | There's always someone who thinks good advice doesn't apply. For example, if a doctor advises that you are going to be covered with a flammable medical treatment, most people would take this advice onboard and not strike a match...
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50. At-Risk Survivor: Unfinished Project
Any story that begins, 'Well I was building a pipe bomb,' can never end well. Sam is a bright individual with an appetite for building new things. One Sunday, angry that the Broncos were losing, Sam headed to his workshop to build a bomb...
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