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A podcast of fascinating facts! What do extraterrestrial radio signals and a mushroom from Texas have in common? What is a “number station“ and why is it so spine-tinglingly creepy? Join comedians Shane Rogers and Duncan MacEwan for an entertaining and hilarious deep-dive into obscure facts from science, history and pop culture. A new topic each week!

September 24, 2020

The Darwin Awards

Warning: if you're not a fan of dark humor, feel free to skip this episode. We won't judge you! For our fellow twisted weirdos...enjoy. 

"The Darwin Awards salute the improvement of the human genome by honoring those who accidentally remove themselves from it in a spectacular manner!" 

 

IN THIS EPISODE:

History of the Darwin Awards

Wendy Northcut, opportunist

Death By:

  • Self-shooting demonstration - Clement Vallandigham
  • Radish - Sir William Paye-Gallwey
  • Slow car - Bridget Driscoll
  • "Wearable" Parachute - Franz Reichelt
  • Unbreakable-window test - Gary Hoy
  • The North Sentinel Island natives are restless - John Allen Chau
  • Beard sabotage- Hans Steininger
  • Gurney mishap- Edward Juchniewicz
  • Rattlesnake catch - Joe Buddy Caine
  • Segway daredevil- Jim Heselden
  • Cockfight revenge - Jose Luis Ochoa
  • Cockroach-eating contest - Edward Archbold
  • ...and more

 

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Episode Transcript: https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/fq4pfr/Transcript_The_Darwin_Awards.pdf

 

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