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The next time you call the man in your life an idiot, know that science if not compassion is on your side. A new tongue-in-cheek analysis published in the typically offbeat Christmas edition of the distinguished British Medical Journal examined winners of the Darwin Awards — a dubious prize given to those among us who have injured ourselves or even perished due to, uh, poor risk assessment skills. Awards shared by men and women (usually overly adventurous couples, notes the study) were also left out. Read more…

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