The Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene

The Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene Pool The latest installment of the hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon thanmillion copies sold New York Times bestselling author Wendy Northcutt is back, asking, Have we evolved at all The answer Not all of us What crazy cocktail of DNA leads Homo sapiens to do pull ups off the edge of a seventh floor balcony or wrap their lips around a paintball gun and pull the trigger How about offering a beer to a bear or self testing a Taser Why not go joyriding in a shopping cart strapped to an SUV or jump a drawbridge on a bicycle Fully illustrated with over a hundred new jaw dropping and side splitting feats of stupidity and including science essays by guest writers and answers to FAQs about evolution in action The Darwin Awards Next Evolution continues the tradition of honoring the victims of appallingly poor survival instinct who selflessly improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it


About the Author: Wendy Northcutt

Wendy Northcutt graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in molecular biology She began collecting the stories that make up the Darwin Awards in 1993 and founded www.DarwinAwards.com shortly after Northcutt is the author of the international bestsellers The Darwin Awards Evolution in Action, The Darwin Awards 2 Unnatural Selection, The Darwin Awards 3 Survival of the Fittest, and The Darwin Awards 4 Intelligent Design Her newest addition to the series is The Darwin Awards Next Evolution.



10 thoughts on “The Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene Pool

  1. May May says:

    After about 30 minutes of listening to this audiobook, I had enough I was expecting huge laughs but what I found myself doing was the occasional smirk and a lot of head shaking There is only so much of laughing at someone else stupidity before you realize it s actually not that funny any especially when their own stupidity kills them If anything, this book is a good reminder about how we need to think before we act and then walk away, think a


  2. Trudy Trudy says:

    We ve all read newspaper articles or seen television reports about incredibly bad aka stupid decisions that cost the individuals involved their lives Northcutt collects all this bad news, writes up the reports as humorous vignettes and posts them on her popular website www.darwinawards.com Web readers can weigh in, vote, even comment, and then Northcutt collects a best of bunch and voilaanother book Schadenfreude is apparently alive and well, unlike


  3. Sam Sam says:

    More hilarious and head shaking examples of the immense stupidity and poor judgement that can be shown by the many members of humanity, including those that really should know better This volume also includes a few science interludes to keep the IQ levels higher than normal and answers a few FAQs in the last chapter, clearing up a few of the readers queries, concerns and conundrums The stupidity of humanoids never ceases to amaze me.


  4. Heather Heather says:

    Darwin Awards are awarded posthumously to those who remove themselves from the gene pool in a way that makes you go a lot of beer must have gone into that one The Darwin Awards Next Evolution describes the final acts of several people as well as things done by at risk survivors The vignettes are humorous and clearly marked whether they are confirmed or unconfirmed Interspersed between the chapters are essays on scientific topics ranging from mosquito spit to duck ph


  5. Sean Sean says:

    The Darwin Awards Next Evolution Chlorinating the Gene Pool is yet another entry in Wendy Northcutt s series of humorous books A Darwin Award is an honor the author bestows on those of the human race who end their lives in spectacularly stupid ways, usually by some sort of fatal misjudgment or lack of common sense Their demises or circumstances in which they lose the ability to reproduce are chronicled in this book There are a truly massive amount of stories, which certainl


  6. Ashley Ashley says:

    I ve read the Darwin Awards since I started getting emails about them way back in college Over the years, I ve gotten some of the best laughs of my life from the Darwin Awards Now they have a website that s updated pretty regularly, but I ve never seen a book about them It caught my eye in the library and I snatched it up and practically ran to the checkout counter The concept of the Darwin Awards can seem pretty gruesome at first glance they are almost always awarded posthumously


  7. Krishna Kumar Krishna Kumar says:

    I am writing this note just after doing a review for The Last Lecture The two books are diametrically opposite, Randy Pausch writing about childhood dreams while knowing he is about to die, and this book about deaths caused by stupid acts by people As anyone familiar with the Darwin Awards knows, the book treats such deaths as a good thing because it takes idiotic people out of the reproductive process, thus contributing to aintelligent human gene pool.How can anyone with a conscience I am


  8. Angela Angela says:

    I d been wanting any or all of this series for quite a while, so when I found this one in a thrift store I had to pick it up A word of advice Do not read this book in cars, do not read this book to idiots in general lest they try some of the activities mentioned That being said, this is one of the best humor books that I have ever read Told in themed short vignettes and broken up by science interludes, the Darwin Awards is perfect for anyone looking to read their daily dose of stupidity Be I d bee


  9. Angel Angel says:

    Another edition of the Darwin Awards, where people help out evolution by removing themselves from the chain either by death or becoming unable to reproduce It has a good blend of stories, and some science essays in between the chapters I usually just go for the stories The humor level does vary, but they all show what happens when someone does something really stupid, thus keeping his genes it s usually men, but there are some women out of the gene pool.


  10. Margaret Sankey Margaret Sankey says:

    The ever expanding panorama of people with vehicles, explosives and a conspicuous lack of critical thinking skills Things are not going to end well when the phrases so, we were in the basement making a pipe bomb, a case of beer went into the planning, the snake is friendly, nothing will happen or let s pour plutonium down a floor drain, no one will notice are invoked Oh, and don t try to trim your hedges using a lawnmower held horizontally Or suck up live wasps with a ShopVac.


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