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1. 1994 Darwin Award: Electric Bathtub Blues
The singer Claude Francois did the most to popularize rock and roll music in France. His stellar career can be compared to that of Elvis Presley. One evening, he returned to his Paris apartment from a busy touring sc
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2. 2010 At-Risk Survivor: Anchor Bomb
Shiver me timbers! A man from Logmozero, Karelia, in northwestern Russia, was brought to the attention of police when concerned neighbors realized he was using a World War II aviation bomb as an anchor for his boat...
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3. At-Risk Survivor: Stormwater Surfer
Australia | A 25-year-old Brisbane man came frightfully close to literally sucking himself down the drain of the gene pool. When flash floods turned Brisbane streets into raging rivers, he thought it would be fun to catch a wave on his surfboard...
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4. 1999 Urban Legend: Overkill I
In France, Jacques Lefevrier left nothing to chance when he decided to commit suicide. He stood atop a sheer cliff and tied a noose around his neck. He tied the other end of the rope to a large rock. He drank some poison and set fire to his clothes. He
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5. 2009 Darwin Award: Wetting The Bed
Thirty-year-old Devan-LeAnn of Shongaloo, Louisiana, was visiting Lake Ehrling with a male friend. Recent bouts of heavy rain resulted in a flood of runoff, and they decided 'it would be fun' to take a mattress
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6. 2008 Darwin Award: One Foot In The Pool...
Indonesia | Charles had just completed his studies at King William's College, and his dreams were ambitious. He planned retire by the age of 30. Unfortunately for Charles, his expensive education omitted an important lesson from the curriculum...
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7. 2010 Darwin Award: Teeming With Crocodiles
South Africa | Let's see, class. Do you or don't you go swimming in the crocodile-infested Limpopo? Do or don't leave the banks of the great grey-green, greasy river and swim in its limpid waters not once, not twice...
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8. At-Risk Survivor: A Slippery Slope
UK | The seaside town at the mouth of the river Yare keeps a modern lifeboat at anchor in the harbour, but the old lifeboat shed is nearby. Its cobbled slipway descended straight into the river. The next stop is the coast of Holland...
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9. 2009 At-Risk Survivor: Popsicle
In the mid-eighties my father sailed on the research ship Regina Maris to study whale populations in Greenland. One night he noticed there were a lot of icebergs floating by the boat. Icebergs! After drinking
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10. 2006 Darwin Award: Faithful Flotation
Gabon | During an impassioned sermon, a congregation was surprised to hear their 35-year old pastor insist that one could literally walk on water, if one had enough faith...
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