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11. 2002 Personal Account: Anchor Man
Mick was helping my father Ken move our family from a 4th-story flat to a house across the road. The two friends, healthy young policemen, discovered that 1960s appliances are extremely heavy. Luckily they were creative thi
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12. 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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13. 2010 Darwin Award: Glacier Erasure
Another account from the archives of a 30-year ER MD. In the late fall and early winter months, snow-covered mountains become infested with hunters. One ambitious pair climbed high up a mountain in search of their q
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14. 2008 Darwin Award: Slippery When Wet
Sweden | The Darwin Awards have celebrated many bone-headed things burglars do in the commission of their crimes. For instance, taking a shortcut down a 55-foot sheer rock face. Early one morning, two men broke into a gymnasium...
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15. 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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16. 2014 Darwin Award: La Petite Mort
Humans who aspire to high levels of desire may join the 'mile-high club' yet our dreams of sex in high places also have couples eyeing more accessible heights such as rooftops and romantic balconies. Balcony balls ar
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17. 2007 Darwin Award: Falling in Love
South Carolina | A 21 year-old couple was found naked in the road an hour before sunrise by a passing cabbie. Authorities were at a loss to explain what had happened. There were no witnesses, no trace of clothing, and no wrecked cars...
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18. 2009 At-Risk Survivor: Cats Land On All Fours
24-year-old Mike, an operator for a gravel company, did not intend to perform a death-defyiing stunt with a 40-ton construction machine. He was only trying to free a bulldozer stuck atop a 50-foot high pile of
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19. 2009 At-Risk Survivor: Duct Don't
December 2009 | Peter has expertly inspected buildings around the world for many years. He entered a structure with a boiler room in the bowels of the building, containing a vast air duct that feeds into the air filters...
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20. 2007 Personal Account: Bicycle Chain of Accidents
This account is testament to the intelligence of teenagers, who are prone to recklessness. One Sunday afternoon, our gang took it into our brains that, since we live near the sea, it would be fun to play on the cliffs...
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