Subgenre: Humor, Stupidity
This series of books is great for anyone who wants to read about stupid people. I once heard a comedian say that "you can't fix stupid." I suggest that the way to fix it is to remove them from the gene pool so the stupid genes don't pass on. The Darwin Awards are given to those stupid people who do such dumb stunts that the result is death or loss of the ability to reproduce. However, getting close to that often gets people an honorable mention. The stories here are short and most of them are funny; others are just painful to read as you wonder what the hell were some of those people thinking when they did things like:
- swallow a condom filled with beer (see page 169)
- light a firework between your buttocks (see page 189)
- fire a nail gun on your head (this was an honorable mention, see page 269)
Readers can read more tales at the Darwin Awards website.