When it comes to criminals, Darwin wades in the shallow end of the gene pool. Witness the astonishing idiocy of the absent-minded terrorist who opens a letter-bomb returned for insufficient postage, or the thief who steals electrical wire without shutting off the current, or the man who saws off his own leg to collect insurance. This collection of cautionary tales proves that crime does pay ...a genetic dividend!
Wendy Northcutt started collecting the stories that make up the Darwin Awards in 1993, and founded www darwinawards.com soon afterwards. She now divides her time between managing the website and working as an internet consultant. Her award-winning website is one of the most popular humour sites on the web today with over 400,000 visitors per month and growing. It has received acclaim from the BBC and Yahoo! and was chosen as a Cool Site of the Year in 2000.