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The Darwin Awards II

Northcutt, Wendy

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ISBN 10: 0525946233 / ISBN 13: 9780525946236
Edité par Dutton, 2001
Etat : Very Good Couverture rigide
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Titre : The Darwin Awards II

Éditeur : Dutton

Date d'édition : 2001

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : Very Good

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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Welcome to the next evolution in humor.

In the spirit of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, The Darwin Awards II: Unnatural Selection brings together a fresh collection of magnificent misadventures, honoring those who continue to improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it in a sublimely idiotic fashion.

Salute the owner of an equipment training school who demonstrates the dangers of driving a forklift by failing to survive the filming of his own safety video. Heed the story of the honest bricklayer who loses a battle of wits with 300 pounds of tools. Witness the man who becomes a victim of his own "strange and unusual passion for jumping into rivers." And watch Darwin Award winners selflessly join the ongoing fight against the seven deadly sins as lust, vanity, gluttony, greed, sloth, envy and wrath all exact their evolutionary toll on the overindulgent.

Featuring science and safety discussions designed to aid those vigilant enough to avoid the scythe of natural selection, and including the most inspiring dozen Darwin Awards from the last century, this new compendium of serious humor and cautionary tales -- verified by the author and endorsed by website readers -- shows us anew how uncommon sense can be.

About the Author:

Wendy Northcutt is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a degree in molecular biology.Her award-winning website has been featured in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, Salon.com, and on NPR's All Things Considered, among others, and was selected as a Cool Site of the Year 2000.

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