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Email a Friend 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. Next Prev Random

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(11 October 2001, Tennessee) Eight freshman college students were hanging around a vacant library late one night, when they decided it would be a thrill to leap into a small opening they thought was a laundry chute.

Perhaps a few more years of college would have helped them realize that libraries don't have laundry chutes. It was actually a garbage chute feeding directly into an automatic trash compactor. 19-year-old Wesley "Crusher" was the first to jump. He enjoyed an exhilarating three-story slide before being crushed to death in the rubbish bin below.

The other students decided not to follow. © 1994 - 2017
Submitted by: George Currey, Jr., Roger Abernathy, Michael Morelli, TRT
Reference: Nashville WTVF NewsChannel5, NewsChannel9,
Leon Alligood of The Tennesseean

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