Dumb Ways to Die: Exploring the Darwin Awards

Around 1985, a community of people using what would come to be known as the Internet began documenting the stories of sensationally stupid deaths and sterilizations. With one less idiot to pass on their genes, the victims were said to be contributing to the long-term survival of our species. Thus, the Darwin Awards were born.

The first official Darwin Award was granted in 1994 and the creators have continued to recognize the hundreds of contributions to human evolution ever since. Dr Felix analyzed the vast amount of data provided in these awards and made the infographics below.

To read more about their in-depth analysis and methodology regarding the many ways a simple stupid act has cost someone their life, view Dr Felix's research study. Also, be sure to use the widget at the bottom of this post to find out which dumb way you're most likely to die!

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