The Darwin Awards III: Survival of the Fittest

The Darwin Awards III Survival of the Fittest Honoring those who improve our gene pool by inadvertently removing themselves fromit The Darwin Awards III includes than one hundred brand new hilariously macabre mishaps and misadventures From a sh

  • Title: The Darwin Awards III: Survival of the Fittest
  • Author: Wendy Northcutt
  • ISBN: 9780452285729
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • Honoring those who improve our gene pool by inadvertently removing themselves fromit, The Darwin Awards III includes than one hundred brand new, hilariously macabre mishaps and misadventures From a sheriff who inadvertently shot himself twice, to the insurance defrauder who amputated his leg with a chainsaw from a farmer who avoided bee stings by sealing his head inHonoring those who improve our gene pool by inadvertently removing themselves fromit, The Darwin Awards III includes than one hundred brand new, hilariously macabre mishaps and misadventures From a sheriff who inadvertently shot himself twice, to the insurance defrauder who amputated his leg with a chainsaw from a farmer who avoided bee stings by sealing his head in a plastic bag to the man crushed by the branch he just trimmed, The Darwin Awards III proves again that when it comes to stupidity, no species does it like we do Featuring scientific and safety discussions and filled with illustrations depicting inspiring examples of evolution in action, The Darwin Awards III shows once how uncommon common sense still is.

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    1. Wendy Northcutt graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in molecular biology She began collecting the stories that make up the Darwin Awards in 1993 and founded DarwinAwards shortly after Northcutt is the author of the international bestsellers The Darwin Awards Evolution in Action, The Darwin Awards 2 Unnatural Selection, The Darwin Awards 3 Survival of the Fittest, and The Darwin Awards 4 Intelligent Design Her newest addition to the series is The Darwin Awards Next Evolution.

    2. This was the very first Darwin awards book I got, I got it from a friend for my Titanic themed birthday party which was in my Grade 9 year.I remember not getting the point of these at first, but now fully appreciate and understand what the Darwin Awards are all about, and I am grateful for that part of the world to be now a part of my intellect. Whenever I am accused of not using my common sense, I can think of these books and feel much better that I am not as lost as these causes. Although ther [...]

    3. You would think that we humans have common sense. Many don't think before they act so they often end up injuring themselves and or death. Some of these stories don't seem true, but they are very entertaining and fun to read. Many people have read/wrote stories about themselves and have become angry to reading them. So then they go against the Darwin awards. So funny, they don't want people to read their humiliation. But, I'm sure i would feel the same way. I like that there were multiple stories [...]

    4. Ok, so while all the stories weren't exactly funny, the writing was delicious. Humorously delicious, albeit. Surea greater respect for nature (and human nature) inclusive of all its faults both cerebral and transcendent should be respected, something I greatly respected about the writing.

    5. This is the 4th or 5th collection of Darwin Awards stories I've read, and they're always good for a few laughs at the stupidity of our fellow humans. Northcutt divided this book by gender, with men and women each getting a chapter of their own, plus chapters featuring people of both genders whose act of stupidity involved certain common factors like fire or machinery.As in other books, Northcutt includes Winners, Honorable Mentions, and unverified personal stories. Winners are those who succeede [...]

    6. Darwin Awards 3 is the third compilation of articles published over at the website darwinawards and it contains stories about the people who lost their lives with their ignorance and foolishness. As such saving world from their genes. Some stories are amusing some are not so much and mostly I liked this book which I picked totally at random from the book fair.I haven't checked the website yet but would definitely check it as soon as I stop typing this. If you like to read funny bit about other's [...]

    7. I always feel guilty reading the Darwin Awards, and laughing at the unfortunate demises of a number of innocent people. That said, the books are really funny and they always kind of make me feel a little better about myself. I know that if I'm stealing scrap metal (not that I would) it's best not to try and cut down the beams supporting the ceiling of the room I am in, for example. The Darwin Awards books are always good for a laugh and you find yourself shaking your head at how stupid the "winn [...]

    8. The Darwin Awards III: Survival of the Fittest (Darwin Awards #3)by Wendy Northcutt (Plume 2004) (304.64). Darwin Awards are given to those who render the greatest service to mankind by "naturally selecting" themselves out of the gene pool through some monumental ineptness or miscalculation (i.e the guy who shoots himself fatally by hitting a bullet with a hammer to see what would happen"). This is the third collection of stories of jaw-droppingly stupid behavior by people who are now dead as a [...]

    9. Morally questionable and in poor taste? Most likely. Hilarious? Most certainly! This is a hard copy collection of stories submitted to the Darwin Awards ([darwinawards/]), unofficial awards for people who remove themselves from life in the stupidest of fashions. This is a quick, light-hearted read. Great to pick up and get a laugh from. If you're looking for essays on the human condition, look elsewhere. This is all fluff.

    10. So, this book makes me feel a lot smarter than the last couple books I read. Although I don't agree with the basic assumptions this book makes about science, but it is a highly entertaining book to read. Gotta say that people can be both very smart and incredibly stupid! Thanks to Mrs Northcutt for this fun read!

    11. To be honest, I found this book tedious. Two weeks ago, I heard the story of the guys in Canberra stealing copper piping from an old hotel. The fireman, who had been there, was a much better story teller. Admittedly, part of the problem here, is there is too much that is too similar. I would have enjoyed it far more if someone else was reading it and just read out the occasional story.

    12. Very entertaining stories. I particularly enjoyed the ones with explosions causing people's demises due to things like banging on live explosives with a hammer.Putting in the disqualified Darwins was also very good to read. I liked understanding why they were disqualified, and the explanations were very good so the reader could understand the full circumstances that got the story disqualified.

    13. I found that this was just more of the same stuff. Nothing surprisingly interesting or new, just more of the same. And because of that, I find it so much more boring. Although I did read the fourth before this one. The only reason I’m not giving it 1 star is that it still has those science articles. They provide knowledge.

    14. Amusing in parts, if you’ve read the others in the series this is pretty much more of the same, only it has the taste of cold leftovers. Lots of padding in the form of quotes and “background” info stretch it out a bit.

    15. Another mostly meh and occasionally funny collection of real stories about idiots who managed to remove themselves from the gene pool in the most stupid ways. Great read if you want to apologize to other species in behalf of the Homo sapiens. Not as hooking as the other collections.

    16. Great little snippets of what people do when they do not use their head. I skipped the explanations and just tried humor a couple times. Silly explanations when people get in a hurry or face a disaster.

    17. Entertaining in spurts but not as much so as I had hoped. May give another one a try. Good for listening on the commute, no long attention span needed!

    18. Cautionary tale about ways people have removed themselves from the human gene pool. Enjoyable read and really makes me feel smart!

    19. In reading this book I have profound mixed feelings.  On the one hand, I have made my own personal opposition to the mistaken underpinnings of this particular award rather plainly and openly [1], and so I do not share the author's belief that it is a good thing that the people commemorated in this work have improved our gene pool by removing themselves from it, nor do I believe in survival of the fittest--often the fittest fail to survive for some reason or another, unless fitness is a tautolog [...]

    20. Not really my cup of tea. Also does not translate well into audiobook format since the sources of each story have to be read which are often web sites complete with dots, slashes and underscores.

    21. All that I can really say about this book is that it's hilarious. To people that are lighting cigarettes with an open propane tank in their apartment to people that are getting crushed by the branch that they're cutting down. However, it also explains the science behind the gene pool and many other scientific theories and discussions. This book has it all and I think it can make anyone laugh. I recommend this book to anyone that loves short stories and enjoys books that can make them laugh becau [...]

    22. This had some very funny stories that made me laugh out loud. Those stories were the ones that got the rating to 3 stars. There are some in there that aren't so funny. It does show just how stupid some people can be. Great if you want a quick read with humour, or a break from reading your normal novel.

    23. This one was all right. Some sections were long and I wanted them to be done. The best way to read this book is one section at a time, so it doesn't become repetitive. This one wasn't as satisfying as others, so it was a little disappointing. Still entertaining though. At least, it had that.

    24. Purely fun, and a good way to feel superior to every other stupid human. To qualify for a Darwin award you only have to end up dead, in a uniquely stupid way, before you have reproduced. Sort of a bathroom book, it you get my drift. I like the website too.

    25. Ahhhh the stupidity of humans, always refreshing. Ths book is the hilarious story of how people remove themselves from the gene pool. This book is great for everyone, with great stories of complete lack of judgement.

    26. Beyond Classic ~ An imperative read. Remember and thank those who take risks and move our race forward, in one way or another (also avoid doing it yourself). An archive of creativity and fearlessness! Feel good about your day, however horrific it's been, hey, at least you didn't do THIS

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