|Darwin Awards honor utmost fools
of human racefrom Pravda.Ru
Posted: 13:10 December 3, 2007
Darwin Awards are widely known nowadays. They are awarded to those who lose their life in the most idiotic way possible and thus, thankfully remove themselves from the gene pool of humanity.
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Darwin Awards founders would undoubtedly get Certificate of Honor or Audience Choice Award, if they participate in some PR or Creative Ideas Championship. This idea to bring together such stories could not be unsuccessful. On the one hand, unusual death has been always drawing attention. On the other hand, even an absolute fool is happy to know that there are many other stupid individuals in the world.
Meanwhile, Darwin Awards do not simply represent a mere collection of funny stories. The awards are determined by strict rules and regulations.
As it is generally known, Charles Darwin was one of the Theory of Evolution founders. He considered natural selection to be the major evolution’s driving force: weak and stupid individuals die, strong and clever species survive and procreate, and their descendants inherit their force and intellect.
Modern people are not as vulnerable as they were thousands years ago, that is why natural selection has stalled a bit. Nowadays, even the most stupid and weakest homo sapiens can not only survive but also procreate if they are a little bit resourceful.
The only exclusion is those idiots who lose their lives (or ability to reproduce) before they give birth to creatures like them. Thus, they do a service to humanity – their genes are practically worthless.
Thereby, this is the award for those people who remove themselves from the gene pool of humanity. The majority of winners are awarded posthumously, but there are some geezers who manage to lose their reproductive organs in a queer way.
Most awards have founders or at least the year of foundation. But it has nothing to do with the Darwin Award. It has authentically public origin.
The thing is that the Darwin Awards have no precise foundation date. It was first mentioned in 1985, when a PC user published a funny story in one of the Internet-preceding computer networks. The story told of a man willing to pull the Coca-Cola bottle out of the vending machine and died when the machine turned over him.
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