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.
2007 Darwin Award Winner
Unconfirmed by Darwin
(October 2007, UK) John, 71, used wood and rope to make a traction device
to ease his wife's neck pain. But applying traction to the neck takes a
delicate touch. His DIY (do-it-yourself) medical device turned out to be a
gallows, as John found out when he tested it and hanged himself.
The Coroner's verdict: Death by Misadventure.
Darwin says, "Story is UNCONFIRMED: the lurid online source is not a
bastion of responsible reporting. However, if it can be confirmed, it's an