The Darwin Awards is a website that commemorates those who improve our gene pool by removing themselves from it. In other words, it's a website that mocks all the stupid things people have done to themselves. Each year, the website dedicates one award from each category for the dumbest of our species.
Take this story for example:
Incidentally, the maneuver electrified the very ground on which he stood. He was found dead some time later, at his holiday property on the Baltic Sea. Police had to trip the main circuit breaker before venturing onto the property.
A gentleman in Denver decided that since he couldn't find a human dance partner, he would make do with an ostrich. Yes, an ostrich. Not a duck -- they only know disco. Not a Rhode Island Red -- communists all of 'em. But an ostrich. So he did what any other person with such a yen would do. He went to an ostrich farm, climbed a ten-foot fence, and tried to catch one.
You can probably guess what happened at this point...
(From Guy du Blag)