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Named in honor of Charles Darwin, the father of evolution, Darwin Awards commemorate those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it. Next

Fireworks Fiasco  
2000 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

(4 July 2000, New York)America's Independence Day celebration is a festival for pyromaniacs. People routinely lose fingers and eyes in fireworks explosions, year after year, seemingly oblivious to the dangers. And the bigger the fireworks, the greater the damage.

Keith, 34, suffered partial decapitation when he peered into the mouth of a launching tube containing what he thought was a malfunctioning aerial firework. The unlicensed pyrospectacular display was to be the grand finale of his party, and in his haste to correct the problem he placed his head directly over the opening.

After a short delay the fireworks exploded, giving both his head and his party an impromptu yet spectacular grand finale. © 1994 - 2017
Submitted by: Jamie, Carole Filangieri, Rich Kelly, , Ry, Tobi Grover, Jeff, Lew Hicks, Lady Tek
Reference: Associated Press

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