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Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The Darwin Awards: Countdown to Extinction
for describing the dismal lack of intelligence, the dismal inability
to think ahead by of much of the human race.

The Darwin Awards: Countdown to Extinction
The Countdown Has Begun...
By Wendy Northcutt

The Darwin Awards: Countdown to Extinction (2010) - 307 pages
The Darwin Awards Countdown to Extinction at Amazon.com

What distinguishes humans from baser animals is our higher intelligence. This is because most humans know to think twice before head-butting a coconut or biting down on a live wire. Intelligent individuals generally know not to use a mattress pad as a flotation device, or to kite-surf in a hurricane. Darwin Award winners, however, lack this basic common sense.

Named for the father of evolution, the Darwin Awards honor those who help natural selection by taking a swan dive into the shallow end of the gene pool. From attaching a five-horsepower engine to a barstool, to hammering a metal hook into an explosive device, to using a Taser to treat a snake bite, The Darwin Awards: Countdown to Extinction shows that the countdown (to human extinction) is well underway - and we won't exit this mortal coil without one last laugh.

Fully illustrated and featuring all-new tales of the marvelously macabre, The Darwin Awards Countdown to Extinction chronicles humans who step onto the lowest rung on the evolutionary ladder and prove that intelligence is not as common among humans as we'd like to think.

Wendy Northcutt is a scientist and graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in molecular biology. She began collecting the stories that make up the Darwin Awards in 1993 while working at Stanford and is the founder of the popular website DarwinAwards.com. She is the author of five previous Darwin Awards collections.


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The Darwin Awards: Countdown to Extinction
The Countdown Has Begun...
By Wendy Northcutt

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The Darwin Awards: Countdown to Extinction
for describing the dismal lack of intelligence, the dismal inability
to think ahead by of much of the human race.