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41. 1999 Darwin Award: Gone Fishin'
A fisherman in Kiev electrocuted himself while fishing in the river Tereblya. The 43-year-old man connected cables to the main power supply of his home, and threw the end into the river. The electric shock killed the fish, which floated belly-up to the top of the
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42. 2000 Personal Account: Extensible Aluminum Stave
Anything you can do I can do better I worked as a surveyor's chainman, a job that includes the task of holding an extensible aluminum stave while a surveyor eyeballs it from a distance. During a job in the co
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43. 1999 At-Risk Survivor: House Hunting Gone Awry
Several men were contracted to move a house about 500 yards, a short distance. Unfortunately they had to move it under several power lines that were the same height as the house. These quick-thinking men decided that one worker would ride on top of the
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44. 2007 Urban Legend: Taser Test
A Rare Urban Legend! Last weekend I was at Larry's Pistol & Pawn, looking for a little something special for my wife, Renee. I came across a 100,000-volt pocket taser...
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45. 2009 Darwin Award: Tennessee Pee
PERSONAL ACCOUNT / SEEKING Confirmation: A mile down the road from Middle Tennessee State University, a couple of young, very drunk MTSU frat boys climbed a barbed wire fence that was intended to keep lesser mortals o
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46. 2000 Darwin Award: Do It Yourself, Do Yourself In
Ah, summer, the most blissful of seasons, when Darwin's most popular summertime activity -- do it yourself stupidity -- kicks into high gear. Meet Charles, 34, a Denver masonry contractor who works with
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47. 2009 Darwin Award: Saw It Coming!
Pennsylvania | A severe storm damaged power lines supplying 17,000 homes. Seven hours after the electricity failed, Mieczyskaw Mil finally los hist patience. The old man had been shooed away repeatedly by firefighters who were guarding the power line...
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48. 1999 Darwin Award: Resistance is Futile
A US Navy safety publication describes injuries incurred while doing don't's. One page described the fate of a sailor playing with a multimeter in an unauthorized manner. He was curious about the resistance level
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