Charles Darwin at a green chalkboard.

2001 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.

Snowball's Chance in Hell
2001 Darwin Award Winner
Unconfirmed by Darwin

(March, Delaware) Two I-95 toll collectors were involved in a friendly snowball fight when one reached out to scoop some snow from a passing tractor-trailer rig. Manning a tollbooth is not the most interesting job, so it's only natural that collectors would engage in some freestyle entertainment. But scooping snow from a moving vehicle is not the safest of sports. The toll collector's hand caught in the rig, and he was pulled from his booth and dragged to his death.

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Submitted by: Michael S. Crispin
Reference: USA Today

Keith Annal says, "This is 100% true I live in DE and I read about it in the News Journal on several occasions.

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