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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. 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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9. 1999 At-Risk Survivor: Caulker Burner
Scotland | The shipyard at Port Glasgow used a plasma cutter to cut steel for boats according to plans. For smaller holes, the plasma torch would just cut out the hole. But for larger holes, it was programmed to leave sections of uncut steel...
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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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