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1. 2006 Darwin Award: Crushing De'feet'
Austria | Once the videotape from a monitoring camera was reviewed, all became clear. A man who had been reported missing was found the following morning in a trash compactor, victim of a self-induced industrial accident...
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2. 2008 Darwin Award: Pierced!
A 23 year old man with various body piercings decided to see what it would feel like to connect his workplace test equipment to his chest piercings. Co-workers tried to convince him that it was a bad idea to connect himself to the electronic control tester....
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3. 2007 Darwin Award: Barn Razing
West Virginia | Raising a new barn is an endeavor that brings a community together. Demolishing a barn is another question. A trio of friends set out to dismantle a dilapidated structure one bracing winter afternoon. Speaking of bracing...
Relevance: 98.5%
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4. 2007 Darwin Award: Fatal Foaming Action
Scotland | James, 26, was working on a new house when he was unexpectedly confronted by a malfunctioning cannister of insulating foam.
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5. 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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6. 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...
Relevance: 94.2%
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7. 1994 Darwin Award: Sizzling Scaffolding
At the Amarillo Fairgrounds, some buildings were in need of a coat of paint, so local contractors were hired to do the job. Between the buildings was an angled alley with a culvert in the middle, designed to drain
Relevance: 94.2%
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8. 2007 At-Risk Survivor: Kicked the Bucket
Texas | In a world full of wonders, man invented boredom. So work time becomes play time. If you work for an arc welding company, a plastic bucket, welding materials, and a spark combine for a play date with a bang...
Relevance: 92.8%
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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...
Relevance: 92.8%
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10. 2007 Darwin Award: Breathless
An experienced rescue diver was filming an underwater video of a wreck 44 meters below sea level. He was in deep water, 9 meters deeper than the recreational diving maximum, which warrants special training and extra safety considerations...
Relevance: 91.4%
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