Charles Darwin with a purple swarm around his head, contemplating the twist of fate that natural selection sidestepped these still-living honorable mentions.

2014 Honorable Mention

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2014 Honorable Mention
Unconfirmed by Darwin

(May 2014, El Salvador) Adam was in vacation paradise, swimming in a pool at the base of a waterfall halfway up a beautiful El Salvador mountain. The pool was an artificial concrete basin. Adam dove from a rock and floated blissfully downstream, face down and carefree. Suddenly the current became swift and he surfaced in time to realize he was about to be carried into a narrow tunnel! Adam grabbed the edge of the concrete tunnel and pulled himself out of the water, and in doing so he saved the life he had so casually risked--the tunnel led to a hydroelectric power plant for the valley below! Had he been sucked into the turbine, Adam would have been in for quite a change -- from matter to energy.

A near miss, a self-reported Honorable Mention--

we'll be keeping our sights on Adam!

Submitted by: Adam
Reference: Personal Account

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