The Darwin Awards Next Evolution: Chlorinating the Gene Pool (Paperback)

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    A graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in molecular biology, Wendy Northcutt began collecting the stories that make up the Darwin Awards in 1993. Her award-winning Web site www.DarwinAwards.com is one of the most popular humor pages on the Web.The Darwin Awards have been profiled in USA Today, The Wall Street Journal,Entertainment Weekly, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. Wendy is the author of the international bestsellersThe Darwin Awards: Evolution in Action, The Darwin Awards 2: Unnatural Selection, andThe Darwin Awards 3: Survival of the Fittest.
    The latest installment of the hilarious New York Times bestselling phenomenon?more than 1.5 million 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.



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    ISBN 9780452295636
    Genre HUMOR / Form / Essays
    Format Paperback
    Pages 291
    Publisher Date 2009-10-27 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Plume
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 5.5 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Chlorinating the Gene Pool
    Series Name Darwin Awards
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Northcutt, Wendy
    Country of Origin United States

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