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The Darwin Awards III: Even more true stories of how dumb humans have met their maker [Paperback]

Wendy Northcutt
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2 Sep 2004
Just when you thought it was safe to leave the house...brand new DARWIN AWARDS, the bestselling humour series that honours those people who improve the human gene pool by inadvertently removing themselves from it in sublimely idiotic ways. The sheriff who inadvertently shot himself TWICE... the artist who strung a "shell" necklace of live ammunition... the parachute instructor who forgot his own parachute when he jumped out of the plane... the man who put his ear against the rail tracks to listen for the arrival of a train and was killed by an incoming express. With over 100 brand-new awards winners, this collection of magnificent misadventures and macabre mishaps is the must-have humour title for the holiday season and beyond.

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; New Ed edition (2 Sep 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752859277
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752859279
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 391,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Wendy Northcutt is a graduate of UC Berkeley, with a degree in molecular biology. She started collecting the stories that make up the Darwin Awards in 1993, and founded her award-winning website shortly after. She is the author of the bestselling Darwin Awards and Darwin Awards II. She manages the Darwin Awards web site in her spare time and now works as an internet consultant.

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I've never laughed so hard -- I mean, who can't see an accident waiting to happen when you set up 19 deadly booby-traps in your home? What criminal "mastermind" thinks she'll get away with robbing the local bank in her 300-resident community? And the guy who tried to commit suicide by swallowing those little nitroglycerine heart pills, then slamming himself against a wall to make them explode... Do people this stupid really exist? Of course they do, you see them every day, weaving on the road and talking on a cell phone, slowly trying to count out change for their purchase, etc. The Darwin Awards are sweet revenge for all those little annoyances inflicted on us by idiots. Great book, I highly recommend it.
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By Cruella
THE DARWIN AWARDS By WENDY NORTHCUTT Takes A Vivid Look Into The Ingelligence Of The Human Animal. The Book Reveals That Many Of Us Don't Fall Short From The Glory Of Winning The Darwin Awards - Whether In Calm Situations, Stress Or A Crises, Because The Human Being Only Uses 10% Of His/Her Brain Power (According To Scientists).

Charles Darwin apparently had several theories on the existence of human life. The most famous of his theories is his Theory on Evolution. Another one of his apparent theories (paraphrased) is that Stupidity Is Geneticly Inherited - Stupid People Will Either Remove Themselves From The Human Race, Or From The Gene Pool By A Simple Or Complex Act/Duty/Resonsibility/Task - Their Own Single-Handed And/Or Under-Handed Mission - Will Cause Them To Perish At Their Own Perils.
And for such a Great Performance they Win an Award in their Absence - THE DARWIN AWARDS - is presented in book form.

THE DARWIN AWARDS By WENDY NORTHCUTT is a book on a collective of true stories from around the world that have been verified to have had 'Grave' consequences (pardon the pun) on individual humans. The identities are hidden of course (I assume to savour the family and friends from the pain and hardship of ridicule).
You might recognise yourself in this book with one significant difference - you are lucky to be alive.

THE DARWIN AWARDS By WENDY NORTHCUTT comes as a series of books (1-5 so far).
The chapters are entitled and made up of subjects that we should all be familiar with:
Eg: Animals, Gender Issues, Technology, Water - to name but a few.
There is something humourous there for everyone - whatever the age group, genre, or beliefs you have or come from.

THE DARWIN AWARDS By WENDY NORTHCUTT should come with a government 'health & safety' warning stamped and embossed - 'Don't Let Us Read About You In The Next Edition Of "The Darwin Awards"'.

Thank You!
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4.0 out of 5 stars good book 27 May 2014
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Not as good as the first one I read but the first one I read many years ago and I am in a different place, although I did find it funny in place's and still worth a read. I would recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Third edition of human mishaps 3 April 2014
By Romano
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As I enjoyed first, second and forth book written by Wendy Northcutt regarding human epic fails with very vicious ends. All these books are written in the same style and if you like dark kind of humor you will find what you are looking for.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant books 3 Jan 2014
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Brilliant books to pick up and flick through every now and again. Lots of detail about how they are devised for those who are interested and plenty of different award stories told for all senses of humour.
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