Generally, Darwin award winners are people who have died in the dumbest of ways. In this section, we will do a Darwin award compilation of winners and will also discuss the new Darwin award winners. As you have understood by now, these awards are for people who have embraced death by sheer stupidity and ignorance.
For example, Craig from Riverton in Utah decided that he’d try out a new, soft way of landing and splashdown in a canal. The first part went swimmingly, with Craig executing a perfect landing. Unfortunately, the swimming part didn’t go quite so well. Craig’s parachute filled with water dragged him downstream and drowned him. Another example would be of an individual named Rodney from Lake Washington. He was doing laps on the lake when he realized that his jet ski was running low on battery. Pulling up toward the shore, he moored his jet ski and ran to get a set of jump leads. He plugged the ends into a 110-volt outlet and ran down to the water’s edge carrying the crocodile clips. Unfortunately, he didn’t stop at the edge and plunged straight in, electrocuting himself instantly. His body was found floating under the dock later that evening.
Another case in the study could be of a gentleman named Wayne Roth of Pittston, Pennsylvania. In 1997, according to the Darwin Awards, Wayne was bitten by a cobra belonging to his friend Roger after reaching into the tank to pick the poisonous snake up. “I don’t need to go to the hospital,” Wayne told Roger. “I’m a man. I can handle it.”
On Wayne’s suggestion, the pair headed to a pub instead. There he proved what a man he was by sinking several pints, boasting about the bite, and promptly dying about an hour later.