The Darwin Awards Quiz! Can You Defeat Natural Selection?
What award that people are dying to get is scientific? We’ll give you a hint: It’s not the Nobel Peace Prize, although dynamite use is encouraged. If you solved the gruesome riddle, you’ll want to check out this quiz.
This Darwin Awards quiz filters how much you know about people who should’ve known better. The recipients likely won’t make their families proud, but Darwin’s spirit smiles as the theory of natural selection lives on. You won’t be eliminated from the gene pool if you take this quiz, but we’ve selected questions regarding the origins of the Darwin Awards, the theory behind it, the chaotic criteria one must meet to obtain an award, and the even zanier ways questionable members of the population managed to “win” one. Doing so fails to equal snagging an Oscar. One might even say winning one of the Darwin awards is actually a career killer.
Natural Selection states that more individuals are brought into the environment when people reproduce than can survive. Those who possess heritable traits better suited for the environment will survive while "weaker" members of species won't live on. "Survival of the fittest" simplifies Charles Darwin's conclusion. When reproductive isolation occurs, a new species will be created.
Darwin originated his genetic theory after observing various species on Galapagos Island, particularly birds. Darwin collects his thoughts in On the Origin of Species, a landmark book published in 1859. The findings have influenced evolution and overall biology research ever since. The Darwin Awards serve as a virtual tip of the hat to Darwin's entry into science history, commemorating a startling number of human examples who won't be having offspring within their future. The Darwin Awards are given every year.