In case you did not know, the Darwin Awards has its origins on Usenet on 1985. The awards recognize individuals who have contributed to human evolution by self-selecting themselves out of the gene pool via death or sterilization by their own (and unnecessarily foolish) actions. The official Darwin Awards website was launched in 1993 and a series of books followed shortly afterwards. It’s the perfect accolade for all the stupid people, otherwise I’ll have to use this meme a lot more than I already am.
Darwin Awards nominees get nominated based on five things: Inability to reproduce (must be dead or rendered sterile), excellence (astoundingly stupid judgment), self-selection (cause of one’s own demise), maturity (capable of sound judgment) and Veracity (the event must be verified). In Layman’s terms: you really have to be a dumb-ass to get a Darwin Award. Julius Malema should have gotten one ages ago (in my humble opinion).
2013 has had it’s fair share of stupid individuals doing stupid things, just take a look at these five Darwin Awards winners below.
UPDATE: And yes, after much criticism I realize that all these people below DON’T qualify for the awards based on the criteria but they are still stupid and SHOULD be sterilized or shot.
So, do you agree or disagree with this assessment? Leave a comment and let me know. Comment if you know of another individual who should be on this list for 2013. If you’ve enjoyed reading about this year’s awards, feel free to share this article with your friends on Facebook and Twitter. Remember: Sharing is Caring.
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