Did You Know There Are Awards For People Who Kill Themselves In Stupid Ways?

Dubbed the Darwin Awards, the tongue-in-cheek awarding organisation recognises those who have contributed to the gene pool by eliminating themselves out of it in, well, stupid ways.

The Darwin Awards

Nominees consist of those who have managed to kill themselves or put themsleves in a state where they won’t be able to have any more children.

This is where the organisation gets it’s name from, based on the theory of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin in which good genes possessing advantageous traits are more likely to survive and pass on their genes.

There are certain criteria that have to be met, such as the method of death or injury being something really idiotic and it must be caused by one’s self.

One of the entries is where a man picked up a salsa jar and drank what he thought was alcohol, only to realise it was petrol and spat it out. He then proceeded to light a cigarette straight after. He later died from his injuries.

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