The Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it, showing us just how uncommon common sense can be!Meet the absentminded terrorist who opens a mail bomb returned to him for insufficient postage. Marvel at the thief who steals electrical wires before shutting off the current. Gape at the would-be pilot who flies his lawn chair suspended from helium balloons into air-traffic lanes. These tales of trial and awe-inspiring error illustrate the ongoing saga of survival of the fittest in all its selective glory!The author has appeared in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, The (NY) Daily News, Boston Herald, Publisher Weekly, BookPage and CNN.com.
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by Wendy Northcutt
by Wendy Holden
by Jason Harris
by Wendy Mass
"If you're tickled by the spectacle of a man who electrocuted fish with household current, then waded in to harvest his catch without removing the wire, this bestseller will have you in stitches. These are true stories of those who yanked themselves out of the gene pool and therefore, supposedly, improved the species. For mortally foolish acts, they win an award: The Darwin. The production is first-rate. Jason Harris is almost laughing himself as he reads; the musical interludes punctuate without intruding. I chortled, but couldn't quite shake the suspicion that luck, more than genius, has kept me out of the running. B.H.C. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"
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