Charles Darwin at a green chalkboard.

2001 Darwin Awards

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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 in the most spectacular way possible.

Skeleton Key
2001 Darwin Award Winner
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Another would-be thief has been discovered languishing as a pile of bones, this one by an artisan brick mason. The protruding foot and leg bones found during building renovations belonged to a thief who tried to rob a Gift shop by way of the second-floor chimney fifteen years before, speculated bemused authorities. Maybe he should have tried a skeleton key. © 1994 - 2022
Submitted by: Ben "Cappy" Conner, Andy Harner
Reference: Natchez (Mississippi) Democrat,
Mitchell May of the Chicago Tribune

Andy Harner says, "My son and I were in this shop last March and didn't notice a thing. We wonder how the smell could have been missed -- after all, it gets hot and humid in Natchez, so wouldn't you think that first summer was a smelly one?"

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