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1. 1995 At-Risk Survivor: Chicken with a Train
Bowling Green, Ohio student Robert Ricketts, 19, had his head bloodied when he was struck by a Conrail train. He told police he was trying to see how close to the moving train he could place his head witho
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2. 2007 Darwin Award: Fatal a-Traction
UK | John, 71, used wood and rope to make a traction device to ease his wife's neck pain. But applying traction to the neck takes a delicate touch...
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3. 2009 Darwin Award: She Talks Faster Than She Walks
Louisiana | Annoyed at how slowly her boyfriend was driving, Tamera B., 22, encouraged him to pick up the pace so she could get to work on time. Joking that it would be faster to walk to work, she opened the door of the truck and stuck her foot out...
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4. 2009 Darwin Award: Bricks in the Head
In another do-it-yourself project gone wrong, a homeowner attempting to demolish a large brick garden shed succeeded in his primary objective, but suffered collateral damage when...
Relevance: 89.7%
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5. 2008 Darwin Award: Clotheslined!
Florida | A 37-year-old man tried to cross the Manasota Key drawbridge on his motorcycle. Wearing only swim trunks and sneakers, the man was seen racing at high speed towards the gap...
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6. 2008 Darwin Award: Wheel Of Fortune
Michigan | During the ski season at Sugarloaf, a new lift operator was assigned to work the bottom of Lift 2. He was greatly impressed by the bull wheel that turned slowly above his head. The giant spokes on the wheel were impossible to resist...
Relevance: 89.7%
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7. 2007 Darwin Award: Timing is Everything
Indiana | Russell, 19, had a grudge against a semi truck abandoned on a rural property. And Russell was a man of action. He built a gunpowder/propane tank bomb, attached a timer, and planted it in the truck...
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8. 2008 Darwin Award: On the Piste
Italy | David, 46, was sliding down an Italian ski slope one night on a stolen pad of foam. It did not occur to him that it might be dangerous to sled down the same slope from which he had stolen the protective padding...
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9. 2009 At-Risk Survivor: Boom Boom Bees
Our hero had just moved into a rental home. The yard had not been mowed in over a year. As he set about mowing down the overgrown weeds, he ran over a foot-wide hole. Out came an angry army of yellowjackets! As he ra
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10. At-Risk Survivor: Flyswatter
California | One spring morning, when bug crawled across his desk, an adult education teacher gave 25 students an impromptu lesson in safety during his safety class...
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