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1999 Darwin Awards

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Honoring Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool--by removing themselves from it.

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1999 Darwin Award Winner Unconfirmed by Darwin

(18 April 1999, Germany) A sword swallower died in Bonn after he put an umbrella down his throat - and accidentally pushed the button that opened it.

Submitted by: Frank Edgar

Reference: UK News of the World
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