Charles Darwin at a green chalkboard.

2017 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.

Grim Roofer
2017 Darwin Award Winner
Confirmed True by Darwin

(March 2017, England) What's that smell? A burglar removed a few roofing shingles and climbed into the roof of a chemist shop in Queensbury. On his way down, the man became stuck and was strangled by his own clothes. The asphyxiated pill seeker was found several weeks later and well into decomposition. © 1994 - 2022
Submitted by: John Holliday, Paul Davis, Peter Guilliatt
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