The Darwin Awards II

The Darwin Awards II : More True Stories of How Dumb Humans Have Met Their Maker

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'Only two things are infinite - the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe.' Albert Einstein, Scientific adviser to the Darwin Awards One of the best-known and most frequently visited web sites is the Darwin Awards web site. Practically everyone who is on the net has received a Darwin story in their e-mail at one time or another. It is one of those legendary sites, which has become part of the fabric of being on-line. This is the sequel to the bestselling Darwin Awards and elaborates on the universal themes of death and stupidity. These stories are about the people for whom warnings such as 'coffee is hot' and 'this superman cape does not enable the wearer to fly' were made. This new book includes over 100 brand-new award-winners, honourable mentions, (debunked) urban legends, the return of some all-time favourites as well as some science and safety tips for readers on how to avoid the scythe of natural selection. This, the newest collection of magnificent misadventures, appeals to the market who continue to make The Darwin Awards a continual best-selling phenomenon, is the must-have humour title for the next holiday season and beyond.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 160.02 x 215.9 x 30.48mm | 498.95g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752846914
  • 9780752846910

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'Only two things are infinite - the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe.' Albert Einstein, Scientific adviser to the Darwin Awardsshow more

About Wendy Northcutt

Wendy Northcutt is the bestselling author of The Darwin Awards. She majored in Molecular Biology at UC Berkeley, and worked in biological research. She manages the Darwin Awards web site in her spare time and now works as an internet consultant.show more

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