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The Darwin Awards Countdown to Extinction

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The newest installment of the human race's most "devastatingly" popular humor series.

The Darwin Awards are more than just a brand. They're a pop culture phenomenon. With six books and a website that draws in more than a million unique visitors every month, the Darwin Awards rivals The Onion and The Simpsons as one of the biggest humor franchises in the world.

Fully illustrated and featuring all-new tales of the marvelously macabre, The Darwin ...

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Overview

The newest installment of the human race's most "devastatingly" popular humor series.

The Darwin Awards are more than just a brand. They're a pop culture phenomenon. With six books and a website that draws in more than a million unique visitors every month, the Darwin Awards rivals The Onion and The Simpsons as one of the biggest humor franchises in the world.

Fully illustrated and featuring all-new tales of the marvelously macabre, The Darwin Awards Countdown to Extinction chronicles the astonishing acts of individuals who have taken a swan dive into the shallow end of the gene pool. From attaching a five-horsepower engine to a barstool, to hammering a metal hook into an explosive device, to using a taser to treat a snake bite, these gloriously gruesome incidents prove that the countdown (to human extinction) is well under way. And we won't exit this mortal coil without one last laugh.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780452297364
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/25/2011
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 138,392
  • Product dimensions: 7.28 (w) x 5.26 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

A graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in molecular biology, Wendy Northcutt began collecting the stories that make up the Darwin Awards in 1993. Her award-winning Web site www.DarwinAwards.com is one of the most popular humor pages on the Web. The Darwin Awards have been profiled in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. Wendy is the author of the international bestsellers The Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action, The Darwin Awards 2: Unnatural Selection, and The Darwin Awards 3: Survival of the Fittest.

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  • Posted April 10, 2011

    Awesome.

    Really funny, except some of the content is basically the same as the other books (guy clears electric cable of tree branches with copper eire, etc.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    Re evolution

    Evolution do exist

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Evolouton

    Evolouton is a lie.

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