The Darwin Awards III

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Penguin, Sep 28, 2004 - Humor - 272 pages
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Honoring those who improve our gene pool by inadvertently removing themselves fromit, The Darwin Awards III includes more than one hundred brand new, hilariously macabre mishaps and misadventures.

From a sheriff who inadvertently shot himself twice, to the insurance defrauder who amputated his leg with a chainsaw; from a farmer who avoided bee stings by sealing his head in a plastic bag to the man crushed by the branch he just trimmed, The Darwin Awards III proves again that when it comes to stupidity, no species does it like we do.

Featuring scientific and safety discussions and filled with illustrations depicting inspiring examples of evolution in action, The Darwin Awards III shows once more how uncommon common sense still is.


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Review: The Darwin Awards III: Survival of the Fittest (Darwin Awards #3)

User Review  - Sean Wylie - Goodreads

Cautionary tale about ways people have removed themselves from the human gene pool. Enjoyable read and really makes me feel smart! Read full review

Review: The Darwin Awards III: Survival of the Fittest (Darwin Awards #3)

User Review  - Oldfirefox_win7 - Goodreads

I found that this was just more of the same stuff. Nothing surprisingly interesting or new, just more of the same. And because of that, I find it so much more boring. Although I did read the fourth ... Read full review


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A graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in molecular biology, Wendy Northcutt began collecting the stories that make up the Darwin Awards in 1993. Her award-winning Web site is one of the most popular humor pages on the Web. The Darwin Awards have been profiled in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and on NPR's All Things Considered. Wendy is the author of the international bestsellers The Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action, The Darwin Awards 2: Unnatural Selection, and The Darwin Awards 3: Survival of the Fittest.

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