Charles Darwin at a green chalkboard.

1993 Darwin Awards

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

Deadly Reading Habits
1993 Darwin Awards Runner-Up
Confirmed True by Darwin

(March 1993, Florida) A 24-year-old salesman from Hialeah was killed near Lantana in March when his car smashed into a pole in the median strip of Interstate 95 in the middle of the afternoon. Police said that the man was traveling at 80 MPH and, judging by the sales manual that was found open and clutched to his chest, had been busy reading.

Reference: New of the Weird,
Universal Press Syndicate,
San Jose Mercury News



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