2006 Darwin Awards

The Darwin Awards

It’s always a pleasure discover the winners of The Darwin Awards and see how far stupidity can go. Have no idea of what is? Let me introduce you to this unusual “contest” with the Wikipedia definition:

A Darwin Award is a tongue-in-cheek “honor” given to people who supposedly improve the human gene pool as part of the natural-selection process by accidentally killing or sterilizing themselves during a foolish or careless mistake.

They announced the 2006 Darwin Awards “winners”, and the prize went to High on Life:

(3 June 2006, Florida) Two more candidates have thrown themselves into the running for a Darwin Award. The feet of Jason and Sara, both 21, were found protruding from a deflated, huge helium advertising balloon. Jason was a college student, and Sara attended community college, but apparently their education had glossed over the importance of oxygen.

Well, you can image what happened next, or read the whole story. I’m proud to say that the Brazilians are having a great work to be nominated to Darwin Awards. In 2006 we had a winner for Hammer of Doom, we won at 2003 with Workin’ at the Car Wash and we had three (!) nominations in 2002 with Bees 1, Humans 0, Losing Face and Jet Taxi, and one in 1997 with No Bike Lane at the Airport. I think we have the potential to win this year.

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