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1999 Darwin Awards
Honoring Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool--by removing themselves from it. Next

Avoiding a Fight 
1999 Darwin Award Winner Confirmed True by Darwin

(19 December 1999, New York) A man died on Thursday after falling off the roof of a moving car. He was arguing with his girlfriend during a drive home the weekend before Christmas along Interstate 88. Although the vehicle was travelling in excess of 65MPH in the midst of gale-force winds, the man decided to exit the car onto the roof, presumably to escape from the fight. The man fell to the ground and was rushed to hospital but died the next day due to head injuries. The woman was charged with driving under the influence. © 1994 - 2017
Submitted by: Steven Rostedt
Edited by: Gary Baanstra
Reference: Binghamton Press & Sun, New York

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
How to jump from a moving car: apply the emergency brake if possible. Open the door. Jump at an angle that will take you out of the path of the car. Tuck in your head, arms, and legs. Aim for a soft landing site: grass, brush, anything but pavement. Roll when you hit.

"It's unlikely you'll be called upon to land a plane,
fight a 'gator, or leap from a car. But why not be prepared?
Entertaining information that might save your life."

Pain and the Darwin Awards

I recently learned an astounding fact about anger, and must annotate this story. A gentle touch produces soothing neurochemicals. In the same way, an angry shout in a grating voice produces a painful brain state in the target. This man may have been escaping from a pain as real as that produced by physical injury. If his actions were due to irrational responses under the duress of psychic pain, can he truly be considered for a Darwin Award?

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