The Darwin Awards

The Darwin Awards : Countdown to Extinction

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With five previous books and more than 1.5 million copies sold, "The Darwin Awards" is a pop culture phenomenon. Honoring those who improve the species by accidentally removing themselves from it, "The Darwin Awards" countdown (to human extinction) is well under way - and we won't exit this mortal coil without one last laugh. In "The Darwin Awards: Countdown to Extinction", readers will find all-new stories chronicling humans who step onto the lowest rung on the evolutionary ladder, including: nine no's with power tools; eight ways to incinerate yourself; seven safety warnings you should not ignore; six romance tips for 'safe' sex...Featuring illustrations and brilliant science-of-evolution essays, this latest volume of "The Darwin Awards" enumerates just how uncommon common sense still is.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 137.16 x 187.96 x 30.48mm | 385.55g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • E P Dutton & Co Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0525951911
  • 9780525951919
  • 268,332

About Wendy Northcutt

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 Today, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, and on NPR's All Things Considered. Wendy is the author of the international bestsellers The Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action, The Darwin Awards 2: Unnatural Selection, and The Darwin Awards 3: Survival of the Fittest.show more

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