×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene Pool
     

The Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene Pool

4.2 14
by Wendy Northcutt
 

See All Formats & Editions

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

New York Times bestselling author Wendy Northcutt is back, asking, Have we evolved at all? The answer: Not all of us.

What crazy cocktail of DNA leads Homo sapiens to do pull-ups off the edge of a seventh-floor balcony or

Overview

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

New York Times bestselling author Wendy Northcutt is back, asking, Have we evolved at all? The answer: Not all of us.

What crazy cocktail of DNA leads Homo sapiens to do pull-ups off the edge of a seventh-floor balcony or wrap their lips around a paintball gun and pull the trigger? How about offering a beer to a bear or self-testing a Taser? Why not go joyriding in a shopping cart strapped to an SUV or jump a drawbridge on a bicycle?

Fully illustrated with over a hundred new jaw-dropping and side-splitting feats of stupidity—and including science essays by guest writers and answers to FAQs about evolution in action—The Darwin Awards Next Evolution continues the tradition of honoring the victims of appallingly poor survival instinct who selflessly improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“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:
9781440636776
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/30/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
803,783
File size:
2 MB
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.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene Pool 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Can i Joinn
Anonymous 10 months ago
Yes, I am Jared. The old one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Clare McCoy More than 1 year ago
I feel SO EVIL when I read these and laugh at other people's deaths-- but it's SO FUNNY!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mustanglady More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love the Darwin Awards books! They are light and fun to read, especially after a bad day!! LOL -Lisa Corkern
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago