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1. 2008 Darwin Award: A Screw Loose
A contract worker was hired to install reinforcement bars on a communications tower near Camp Bullis. He was wielding power tools high above the ground, when two other workers saw him lean back and fall 225 feet to hi
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2. 2009 Darwin Award: Epitaph, She Liked Feathers
A woman in her 40's was following a coastal footpath along the top of a cliff in Devon. Fencing had been put in place to protect people from falling to their deaths, but this protective fencing was no match for her...
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3. 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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4. 2007 Darwin Award: Descent of Man
New York | In one case during my 20 years on the NYPD, we responded to a 'body in a courtyard' call and found a 19-year-old man who had obviously perished by falling from a great height...
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5. 2009 Darwin Award: Race To The Bottooommm
Jake reached the summit of Saddle Mountain on Saturday afternoon, and then and there he informed his friends that he had planned a controlled slide down the cliff face. He would meet up with them in the parki
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6. 2009 At-Risk Survivor: Gimpy Wendy
AUGUST 2009 | NEWS: Wendy Darwin Northcutt, writer of humorous obituaries and author of five Darwin Awards books, nearly made her own dark list when she broke her leg devising a clever way to cool the house during a
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7. 2009 Darwin Award: Dying To Go
Traffic was moving slowly on southbound I-95. Shawn Montero had left a Pompano Beach bar with three friends, and now all four were stuck in traffic. You don't buy beer, you just rent it, and Shawn couldn't wait
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8. 2017 Darwin Award: 503 Server Overload
Locked in his bedroom by Mom, a French man leaves by climbing down the ethernet cable...
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9. 1994 Darwin Award: A Breathtaking View
South Africa | Johannesburg is growing with the construction of modern new buildings. An engineer who was inspecting the framework of a building asked a worker to stand on a scaffold that was projecting through an open space...
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10. 2007 Darwin Award: Pushmi-Pullyu
Germany | Near midnight, a 49-year-old man attempted to impress his wife with his strength. He climbed over the balcony of their 7th floor flat, clung to the outside of the parapet, and began a set of pull-ups...
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