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2000 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.

Settle the Score
2000 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

(4 July 2000, Alberta, Canada) Yet another man has shot himself in the groin, greatly reducing his chance of contributing to the gene pool. This particular example of a common miscalculation happened at a Billiards room in Calgary. The 34-year-old man had been involved in an argument at 4am, and came back to settle the score, according to Calgary Police Inspector John Middleton-Hope. "(as) he pulled a small-caliber handgun from his waistband... it discharged." The man, described by his wife as distraught, was taken to a hospital for treatment. His injuries weren't life-threatening, "but I would suggest they were life-altering," said the Inspector.

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Submitted by: Ken Burgess, Ron Valiant
Reference: Emma Poole of the Calgary Herald

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