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11. 2002 Darwin Award: The Worm Has Turned
It's a well-known fishing trick. Put 12V electrodes into the ground if you want worms come to the surface. One 23-year-old Laagendalsposten man withdrew his genes form the pool when he tried to speed up the process.
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12. 2006 Darwin Award: Copper Kite String
Belize | Benjamin Franklin reputedly flew his kite in a lightning storm, and discovered that lightning equals electricity. However, certain precautions must be taken to avoid sudden electrocution...
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13. 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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14. 2002 Personal Account: Pain in the Neck
Five years ago, I came down with a sore neck, THE most irritating and painful affliction one can suffer from. The sheer pain will drive one to do strange things, like wrapping an electric blanket tightly around your o
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15. 2007 Darwin Award: Whac-A-Mole
Germany | A 63-year-old man's extraordinary effort to eradicate moles from his property resulted in a victory for the moles. The man pounded several metal rods into the ground and connected them to a high-voltage power line...
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16. 2005 Darwin Award WINNER: 'Plug Me In'
Nguyen, 21, had been drinking with friends in the Tu Liem district of Hanoi, when he pulled out an old detonator he had found. The detonator was about six centimeters long and 8 centimeters in diameter, with two wires
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17. 2006 Personal Account: Revenge of Mother Love
Graeme was watching a Soccer Cup final on TV. As his mum set about her seemingly endless rounds of household chores, ironing and griping, she uttered the classic female complaint. 'You never pay attention to me!'
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18. 2005 Personal Account: Captain Magneto
During my days in the Canadian Air Force I worked at the Gliding School instructing cadets. A magneto uses magnets to produce a powerful high-voltage electric current to fire the starters of an aircraft. One night w
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19. 2002 Personal Account: Electric Eccentric
It used to be, the dumbest thing I ever did was to come out of the kitchen with my hands dripping wet, and reach down to plug in a lamp. I got quite a shock, but the lamp still works. But now there's a new 'Dumbest
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20. 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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