The Darwin Awards
By Chessa Emerson
What is it?
What is it?
 Awards given to those who remove
themselves from the gene pool in
humorous and idiotic fashions
What is it?
 Awards given to those who remove
themselves from the gene pool in
humorous and idiotic fashions
 Named afte...
What is it?
 Awards given to those who remove
themselves from the gene pool in
humorous and idiotic fashions
 Named afte...
Requirements
Requirements
 Inability to Reproduce
Requirements
 Inability to Reproduce
 Excellence
Requirements
 Inability to Reproduce
 Excellence
 Self-selection
Requirements
 Inability to Reproduce
 Excellence
 Self-selection
 Maturity
Requirements
 Inability to Reproduce
 Excellence
 Self-selection
 Maturity
 Veracity
Examples
Examples
 Juggling active hand grenades
Examples
 Juggling active hand grenades
 Jumping out of a plane to film
skydivers without a parachute
Examples
 Juggling active hand grenades
 Jumping out of a plane to film
skydivers without a parachute
 Using a lighter ...
Examples
 Juggling active hand grenades
 Jumping out of a plane to film skydivers
without a parachute
 Using a lighter ...
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  1. 1. The Darwin Awards By Chessa Emerson
  2. 2. What is it?
  3. 3. What is it?  Awards given to those who remove themselves from the gene pool in humorous and idiotic fashions
  4. 4. What is it?  Awards given to those who remove themselves from the gene pool in humorous and idiotic fashions  Named after Charles Darwin
  5. 5. What is it?  Awards given to those who remove themselves from the gene pool in humorous and idiotic fashions  Named after Charles Darwin  “Trust me” “Light that fuse” “I saw it in a movie”
  6. 6. Requirements
  7. 7. Requirements  Inability to Reproduce
  8. 8. Requirements  Inability to Reproduce  Excellence
  9. 9. Requirements  Inability to Reproduce  Excellence  Self-selection
  10. 10. Requirements  Inability to Reproduce  Excellence  Self-selection  Maturity
  11. 11. Requirements  Inability to Reproduce  Excellence  Self-selection  Maturity  Veracity
  12. 12. Examples
  13. 13. Examples  Juggling active hand grenades
  14. 14. Examples  Juggling active hand grenades  Jumping out of a plane to film skydivers without a parachute
  15. 15. Examples  Juggling active hand grenades  Jumping out of a plane to film skydivers without a parachute  Using a lighter to illuminate a fuel tank to make sure it contains nothing flammable
  16. 16. Examples  Juggling active hand grenades  Jumping out of a plane to film skydivers without a parachute  Using a lighter to illuminate a fuel tank to make sure it contains nothing flammable  Attempting to play Russian roulette with a semi-automatic pistol that automatically reloads the next round into the chamber

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