The Darwin awards are named in honor of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution.  The Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it.  That's right, to win a Darwin Award, you have to die doing something really stupid. And we have some really stupid winners this year.

 

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This is the most tragic story from last year's winners.  You can check out all the winners by clicking on the link below.

In the small town of Karczówka poland (160 residents) tragedy struck as seven people accidentally drowned in a cesspool of pig poop.

 The first death was that of a driver whose job was to empty the septic pit into a tank attached to a tractor (on our farm we called it a honey wagon).

The man succumbed to highly toxic hydrogen sulfide fumes and lost consciousness, falling into the pool.

 Following him were six people, each going to the rescue of those who had gone before, and each in turn falling unconscious into the muck and drowning.

5% of the total population of Karczówka was lost in this serial misadventure. An eighth person found in the muck did survive, thanks to the assistance of emergency workers.

 


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