The Darwin Awards III

The Darwin Awards III : Even More Bizarre True Stories of How Dumb Humans Have Met Their Maker

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The humour evolution takes another giant step One of the human race's most popular humour series returns with a brand-new collection of hilariously macabre mishaps and misadventures, honouring those who improve our gene pool by inadvertently removing themselves from it. The Darwin Awards III: Survival of the Fittest shows once more how uncommon common sense still is. Celebrate Darwin Award winners who made the 'ultimate sacrifice'; wonder at the misguided pluck of Honorable Mentions who survived their own bad judgment, and look on in awestruck amusement at Personal Accounts shared by the perpetrators themselves. From the sheriff who inadvertently shot himself twice to the insurance defrauder who amputated his leg with a chainsaw, The Darwin Awards III proves again that when it comes to stupidity, we are the most advanced species on the planet.
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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 130 x 199 x 21mm | 268g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143001981
  • 9780143001980

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Wendy studied molecular biology at Berkeley, worked in a neuroscience research laboratory at Stanford, and later joined a biotech start-up developing treatments for cancer and diabetes. She wrote the Darwin Awards while waiting for her dastardly genetic manipulations to yield results. Eventually Wendy shrugged aside the labcoat in favour of an off-beat career. She now writes both code and prose for the Darwin Awards website. Much of her time is spent wishing she could catch up. In her free time, Wendy chases eclipses, dines, dances, and inhabits an increasingly eccentric wardrobe. Her interests include reading, cats, gardening, glass-blowing, natural dyework, fondling textiles, and observing human nature.
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