The Darwin Awards

1999 At-Risk Survivor

At-Risk Survivors have misadventures that stop short of the ultimate sacrifice. Nevertheless we salute the spirit of their colossal blunders with an Honorable Mention. Better luck next time!

Men Hospitalized for Eating Chili
1999 At-Risk Survivor
Unconfirmed by Darwin

(May 1999, Phillipines) Three men attempting to land in the Guiness Book of World Records were hospitalized in Legaspi after eating huge amounts of chili peppers. They were treated for acute gastritis and high blood pressure, and released.

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