||2009 At-Risk Survivor: A Drilliant Idea
A Spokane man with a spray paint can learned the wrong way to get around a clogged nozzle. Fire officials say the man used a cordless drill to penetrate the pressurized can...
||At-Risk Survivor: Star Wars
England | Two people, 17 and 20, made like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. They fought each other with light sabres. Only they didn't have toy light sabres, so they made their own from fluorescent light bulbs...
||2002 At-Risk Survivor: Wet'n'Dry Shop Vac
Gasoline is a dangerous substance. You're apt to win a Darwin Award if you stick a road flare in a puddle of gas, check the fuel level in a gas can with a cigarette lighter, or set ants ablaze with it. Now, a new wa
||2008 At-Risk Survivor: Putting the Pain in Propane
Florida | Responding to a request to extinguish a routine trash fire, the Lieutenant said, 'You gotta see this.' An intoxicated group of men had decided that throwing paint cans into their 55-gallon drum fire was fun, but not fun enough...
||At-Risk Survivor: Bed Of Embers
Tennessee | A 22-year-old man was having a Bed of Embers. John's friends needed charcoal embers, and John had the means to deliver: his trusty 1978 Chevrolet pickup truck. So he put his burning BBQ in the bed of the truck, and set off down the road...
||2000 Personal Account: Bye Bye Birdie
I made my first Darwin attempt on a chilly Saturday night, all because I noticed some birds flying from the chimney at my Mulberry property. When the house became vacant, I had nailed all the windows shut and turned off
||2012 Darwin Award: Smokin' Hot Sauce!
27 February 2012, North Carolina) 'It was just a freak incident,' said an investigator, that caused the death of 43-year-old Gary Allen Banning. Gary was at a friend's apartment when he spotted a salsa jar contai
||2006 Darwin Award: A Slow Burn
Ohio | Insurance fraud is harder than it looks. Just ask Musa and his son Essa, who hired an arsonist to burn down their Steak Thyme Subs shop...
||2007 At-Risk Survivor: Hot-Rod
Oregon | A car was hot-rodding down the interstate at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour. Suddenly the vehicle lost traction, cart-wheeled, narrowly avoided a plunge into the Clackamas River, and smashed through the wall of a garage...
||2007 Personal Account: The Flaming Shot
After consuming many cocktails at a party, my friends and I had a BRILLIANT idea to pour a shot of GRAIN ALCOHOL and set it on FIRE and drink it. I believe the ultimate goal was to impress the ladies present...