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  • Published: 30 October 2006
  • ISBN: 9781742280875
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 324
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The Darwin Awards 4



All new tales from the shallow end of the gene poolNamed in honour of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, The Darwin Awards pays homage to those who improve our gene pool . . . by removing themselves from it. Most of us know instinctively that igniting a blasting cap in our mouth is a recipe for disaster. Darwin Award winners do not. Most of us have basic sound judgement that eliminates the need for NO SMOKING signs at ammo dumps. Darwin Award winners do not. Whether it's thallium-snorting soldiers, head-butting motorcyclists, or hatchet-wielding men who mistake a body part for a chicken neck, there's no shortage of creative Darwin Award winners.Filled with 150 original tales of evolution in action, science essays by guest writers, and a spoof research paper supporting Intelligent Design, The Darwin Awards IV demonstrates that when it comes to common sense, natural selection still has a long way to go.

  • Published: 30 October 2006
  • ISBN: 9781742280875
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 324
Categories:

About the authors

Christopher M. Kelly

Christopher M. Kelly is a graduate of Stanford University. After several years working at Apple and consulting for other computer companies, he wrote the cult favourite, It's Okay to be Happy. He lives in the Great Northwest.

Wendy Northcutt

Wendy studied molecular biology at Berkeley, worked in a neuroscience research laboratory at Stanford, and later joined a biotech start-up developing treatments for cancer and diabetes. She wrote the Darwin Awards while waiting for her dastardly genetic manipulations to yield results.

Eventually Wendy shrugged aside the labcoat in favour of an off-beat career. She now writes both code and prose for the Darwin Awards website. Much of her time is spent wishing she could catch up. In her free time, Wendy chases eclipses, dines, dances, and inhabits an increasingly eccentric wardrobe. Her interests include reading, cats, gardening, glass-blowing, natural dyework, fondling textiles, and observing human nature.

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