Author: Northcutt, Wendy
Narrator: Jason Harris
Format: Digital Download
Length: 3 Hours
Back by extraordinary popular demand, The Darwin Awards II: Unnatural Selection, satisfies the appetite of fans of smart humor with a fresh collection of stories honoring those who continue to improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it in a sublimely idiotic fashion!
Included are over one hundred stories of award-winners, honorable mentions, and (debunked) urban legends—verified by the author and endorsed by website readers—together with a few returning all-time favorites, and exclusive material never before seen, including special science and safety tips for readers on how to avoid the scythe of natural selection!
Appealing to Darwin fans old and new, The Darwin Awards II: Unnatural Selection is a must-have humor audiobook, illustrating the ongoing saga of survival of the fittest in all its selective glory!
The author has appeared in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, The (NY) Daily News, Boston Herald, Publisher Weekly, BookPage and CNN.com.
The Darwin Awards II: Unnatural Selection contains tales of misadventure. It is intended to be viewed as a safety manual, not a how-to-guide. The stories illustrate evolution working through natural selection: Those whose actions have lethal personal consequences are weeded out of the gene pool. Your decisions can kill you, so pay attention and stay alive.
Wendy Northcutt is a graduate of UC-Berkeley with a degree in molecular biology. She started collecting the stories that make up the Darwin Awards in 1993, and founded www.DarwinAwards.com soon thereafter. She has been profiled in Salon magazine, and now divides her time between managing the website and working as an Internet consultant. Her award-winning website is one of the most popular humor sites on the web today, with over 400,000 visitors a month and growing. It has received acclaim from USA Today, the BBC and Yahoo!, and was chosen as a Cool Site of the Year 2000.
Jason Harris, narrator of The Darwin Awards II, has hosted Nickledeon's Double Dare 2000 and has voiced the lead character for the animated television show, Welcome To Eltingville, seen on the Cartoon Network. His feature film credits include The Guru and Unfaithful, and he has appeared on numerous television shows, including Law & Order: SVU and All My Children.
"A second volume continues the author's delightfully sadistic celebration of those who have 'improved our gene pool by removing themselves from it in a sublimely idiotic fashion.' We hear true stories and 'urban legends' about people who have perished unintentionally through their own profoundly stupid actions. The writing is light and witty; the narrator's delivery chirpy and reminiscent of a tabloid TV voice-over."
"One of the drawbacks to not teaching the theory of evolution in schools is that some people wind up learning the stuff the hard way… Darwin-worthy departures are sent in from people all over the world. One lesson is that fatal stupidity knows no boundaries."
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