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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.

The 2003 Darwin Award Winner
The 2003 Darwin Award Runner Up
The 2003 Darwin Award Nominees
The 2003 Darwin Award Honorable Mentions
The 2000 Darwin Award Nominees
The 2000 Darwin Award Wannabes
The 1999 Darwin Award Nominees
The 1999 Darwin Award Wannabes
The 1998 Darwin Award Winner
The 1998 Darwin Award Nominees
The 1998 Darwin Award Wannabes
The 1997 Darwin Award Winner
The 1997 Darwin Award Nominees
The 1997 Darwin Award Honorable Mention
The 1997 Darwin Award Wannabes
The 1996 Darwin Award Nominees
The 1995 Darwin Award Winner
The 1995 Darwin Award Runners Up
The 1995 Darwin Award Wannabes

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:

Criminally-Stupid Behavior
Idiot Sightings
Drivers Ed. Exam Answers
Medical Bloopers
GCSE Questions and answers
In the emergency room
Funny Money
From Actual Letters Sent to Landlords
Save that quarter
A Licence to Steal
They Walk Among Us
Baffling Q & A From Lawyers
Some Questionable High School Test Answers
Ditties from the Stupid Criminal Hall of Shame
Cashing a check
One evening in Cambodia
Brilliant Customers Of Travel Agents Everywhere
Let’s Fly
Real Newspaper Ads
Lowering the bar
Smelling matches
How NOT to Commit a Bank Robbery!
MORE Well-Educated Teens
Why Engineers should not be parents…….
2005 Morons
Always stock toilet paper
Bizarre Wills and Testaments
Great Moments In Literature
Bridal Shop Workers Resist Bandit
Tech Support Horror Stories
Auto Insurance Claims from Abroad
Mothers who shouldn’t be
Susan DeLucci and the Miracle of Life
A powerful Intelligence
Weird library reference questions
Stories From The Help Desk
Operator, Please
The Reason Blonde Jokes Will Never Go Away
The Washing Machine
Hydrogen Beer
A Boy And His Dog
Stupid People Tricks Redux
How The Accident Happened
From Russia With Kablooie
The Regiment of Losers Marches On
Travel Agent’s Anguish
More intelligence-challenged people
Now About That Grand Cherokee
Those Little Embarrassing Moments
True stories from the Highway Patrol
Hey You! Out of the gene pool!!
Doctors From Hell
I got them resume blues

Last but not least

The 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

Charles Darwin: The complete work of Charles Darwi
Charles Darwin: The Origin of Species
Charles Darwin: The Descent of man and Selection in Relation to Sex
Charles Darwin: The Voyage of the Beagle
John Wilkins: Darwin’s Precursors and Influences
Suggestions for other useful links are welcome.

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This page was last updated November 14, 2009.