Charles Darwin at a green chalkboard.

1999 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.

Silenced by the Lambs
1999 Darwin Award Winner Confirmed True by Darwin

(28 January 1999, England) A flock of sheep charged a well-meaning British farmer's wife and pushed her over a cliff to her death. Betty, 67, was charged by dozens of sheep after she brought them a bale of hay on the back of a power bike. The sheep rushed forward and rammed the vehicle, knocking Betty and her bike over the edge of a vacant quarry near Durham. "I saw the sheep surround the bike. The next thing she was tumbling down the incline," a neighbor told reporters. Her husband is being comforted by friends.

Bleating and Babbling, they fell on his neck with a scream.
Wave upon wave of demented avengers
March cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream.
--Sheep by Pink Floyd © 1994 - 2022
Submitted by Nic (Magog) Goodchild, Marc L. Krawatsky,
, Kimball Wallis, Tim Ruffle
Reference: Fortean Times, Evening Standard, Daily Telegraph

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