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The Darwin Awards Countdown to Extinction
     

The Darwin Awards Countdown to Extinction

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by Wendy Northcutt
 

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The hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon—more than 1.5 million copies sold! 

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

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The hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon—more than 1.5 million copies sold! 

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.

Editorial Reviews

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“The Darwin Awards is a riot to read. Deeply entertaining.”—San Francisco Weekly
 
"Delightfully funny, The Darwin Awards, taken together, constitute a delicious sermon in support of common sense."—The Baltimore Sun

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780452297364
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/25/2011
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
229,627
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 5.26(h) x 0.72(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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 TodayThe Wall Street JournalEntertainment Weekly, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. Wendy is the author of the international bestsellers The Darwin Awards: Evolution in ActionThe Darwin Awards 2: Unnatural SelectionThe Darwin Awards 3: Survival of the Fittest, The Darwin Awards 4: Intelligent Design, The Darwin Awards: Next Evolution, and The Darwin Awards: Countdown to Extinction.

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The Darwin Awards Countdown to Extinction 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Skye McCoy More than 1 year ago
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.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Evolution do exist
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Evolouton is a lie.