||2000 Darwin Award: Fireworks Fiasco
America's Independence Day celebration is a festival for pyromaniacs. People routinely lose fingers and eyes in fireworks explosions, year after year, seemingly oblivious to the danger. And the bigger the fireworks, t
||2007 Darwin Award: Electronic Fireworks
Netherlands | The first Darwin Award of 2007 goes to Serge, 36, who thought it reasonable to hover over an illegal professional firework and light the electronic ignition with an open flame...
||1998 Darwin Award: Igniting Fireworks the Easy Way
There are safe methods of lighting fireworks. There are dangerous methods of lighting fireworks. Two residents of villages in East Java were killed when they chose the latter method of ignition. Firecrackers are illegal in Indonesia. However, they can be purchased from the black market during celebrations such as
||At-Risk Survivor: Helmet Head
Indiana | At a party near Nashville, a young man was drinking and watching people set off fireworks when a great idea occurred to him. He could improve upon this amateur fireworks display! He put down his drink and set to work...
||2002 Darwin Award: Losing Face
Russian Roulette has always been a breeding ground for natural selection, but the men involved in this story deserve extra consideration for their unique approach to a self-destructive game. On New Year's Eve, Antonio
||1997 At-Risk Survivor: Firewalls
There's ordinary foolishness, and then there's extraordinary foolishness. Stealing fireworks from a storage depot is foolishness. But using a welder's torch to cut through the wall of the building housing the fireworks -- th
||1984 Darwin Award: Physics Lesson
Near the top of one of the Windy City's mighty skyscrapers, a twenty-nine-year-old attorney named Reginald was locked in a heated dispute with one of his colleagues.
||2006 Darwin Award: The Human Bottle Rocket
EVOLUTION PRESENTS: The Human Bottle Rocket AT-RISK SURVIVOR. We think. Could be a Darwin Award. category: private parts, fireworks Incident circa November 8, 2006. News only now reaching the ears of Charles
||2005 Darwin Award: Rocketing to Glory
Fireworks are a longstanding lunar New Year's tradition among Malaysia's large Chinese minority and continue to be widely used to celebrate, despite a ban on their sale and use. Wan, a 29-year-old excavator opera
||2008 At-Risk Survivor: Spin Cycle
Two co-workers decided to celebrate the 4th of July in their own special way. The plan? They loaded an old washing machine with tens of pounds of firecrackers, lit a fuse, dropped the lid, and ran. Nothing happened...