The Darwin Awards
This is a humorous page devoted to “The Darwin Awards”. Links to information about Charles Darwin and his works are at the bottom of this page.
Darwin Awards are (by definition) granted posthumously. This citation is bestowed upon (the remains of) that individual, who through single-minded self-sacrifice, has done the most to remove undesirable elements from the human gene pool.
Note: The versions of the Darwin Awards that you see here are ones that circulate in the internet email. Many of them are urban legends. For a different list, check the listings on Yahoo’s Darwin Awards page which lists other Darwin Awards sites.
And here, for your delectation, are some pages devoted to “stupid is as stupid does” candidates:
Last but not leastThe all time Darwin Award winner is a sauropod named Seismosaurus. One hundred million years ago, give or take a few, a Seismosaurus was swallowing some stones. Like birds, sauropods used gizzard stones to masticate their food. This particular beastie swallowed a stone that was too large and choked to death.
Swallowing a stone that’s too big is not too bright. Leaving your remains around for one hundred million years for paleontologists to figure out exactly how stupid you were deserves the prize.
Links to pages and material about Charles Darwin
This page was last updated November 14, 2009.