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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.

Hornet Challenge
2000 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

(27 July 2000, Phnom Penh) A motorcycle taxi driver challenged his neighbor to stand beneath a hornets' nest, while two men pelted it with stones. The 53-year old man should have known better, but he had a local reputation as a ‘strong man' to uphold. He stood beneath the nest and the pelting commenced. The man endured the pain of countless stinging hornets before expiring from the toxic injections. Apparently he was not as strong as he thought.

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Reference: Reuters, Rasmei Kampuchea

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