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The Darwin Awards 4: Intelligent Design Paperback – 19 Sep 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; New Ed edition (19 Sept. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0752881760
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752881768
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 2.2 x 17.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 275,227 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

The first all-new selection of Darwin Award-winners in three years

About the Author

Wendy Northcutt is the bestselling author of The Darwin Awards. She majored in Molecular Biology at UC Berkeley, and worked in biological research. She manages the Darwin Awards web site in her spare time and now works as an internet consultant.


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By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 14 May 2008
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a bit of a phenomeon since the dawn of the internet, the darwin awards lists stories of those who either kill or sterilise themselves by doing quite staggeringly stupid and dangerous things that anyone in their right minds wouldn't even consider. such as playing russian roulette or hitting an anti tank mine. they're called darwin awards because if the person has no children they have thus removed themselves from the gene pool, proving that it's usually the smarter members of a species who survive to propagate.

This collects the latest batch of awards winners, and contains quite a few stories of such. they all run for either one or two pages, and the book is divided into eight chapters containing stories of incidents involving animals, explosives, weapons, and various other things potentially fatal in the hands of those with no sense.

Some of the stories are illustrated with cartoons, and each chapter has a science essay relating to the overall theme of the chapter [none of which will please creationists].

These books are good guilty pleasures. Probably not for the easily offended, but you're not laughing at people's misfortune, you're laughing at the fact that someone could be so stupid. A good read.
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I read all four books of those unlucky individuals who managed to leave this world due to their gross misapplication of their judgement. The forth edition kept the quality of the previous ones. These books belong to my library now and I always enjoy reading their breathtaking stories.
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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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I bought this as a stocking filler for my son who's 15 in the hope of inspiring him to read more than he does. Bingo! He couldn't put it down and revelled in the stories of just how mad some people really are. In fact it worked so well I'm now putting a library of Darwin Awards together for him. A perfect light hearted read if you don't put too much thought into it. I'd recommend this book to anyone 12 years to 100.
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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).

THE DARWIN AWARDS?
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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