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31. 2017 Darwin Award: One Way Ticket
Blasting apart a ticketing machine at the train station was supposed to buy him a ticket to the good life, but instead the 31-year-old purchased passage in the opposite direction, losing his life in an explosion that
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32. 2009 At-Risk Survivor: Caps'n'Hammer Kid
Everyone does dumb things when they're kids. My dumbest decision was almost a life-altering event. At that time, caps--tiny explosive charges sold for use in toy guns--were readily available...
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33. 2005 Darwin Award: Chimney-Cleaning Grenade
On a Thursday afternoon around 4:30, 55-year-old Marko went into his semi-detached workshop to make himself a tool for chimney cleaning. The chimney was too high for a simple broom to work, but if he
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34. 2002 Darwin Award: Wrong and Wronger
Late one night, the inhabitants of Yuvieyna village, a suburb of Lugansk, awoke to a loud explosion. Not long before the explosion, a 40-year-old deputy of the local administration board had taken his dog out for a w
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35. 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...
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36. 2000 At-Risk Survivor: Revenge of the Gopher
Anyone who has watched the movie Caddyshack will have a good idea of the resilience of gophers. In the spring of 1995, three employees of the Carroll Fowler Elementary School in Ceres received a gopher in good co
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37. 2009 Darwin Award: Doublemint Dumb
In a scientific quest with unknown objectives, a student of the Kiev Polytechnic Institute inadvertently performed a chemical experiment on himself with fatal results. This 25-year-old chemistry student had acquired
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38. At-Risk Survivor: Welding Warning
If you ever find yourself with a leaking fuel tank on your motorbike, be sure to heed this lesson from a 39-year-old man from the Bukit Panjang neighborhood in Singapore. He removed the leaky tank from the bike
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39. 2008 At-Risk Survivor: Missionary Kid
Indonesia | I was a missionary kid, 9 years old and fascinated with fireworks. My favorites was the Roman candle. One day I had a
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40. 2009 Darwin Award: Dynamite Rancher
59-year-old Brent L. found a stash of dynamite in a shed on his 5000-acre ranch three miles south of the ATK Thiokol testing area, where booster rockets for the space shuttle are designed. Details about this st
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