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Darwin Award Nominee Lawn Chair Larry Soars 12,000 Feet

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/03/10/The_Darwin_Awards_Wendy_Northcutt Darwin Awards creator Wendy Northcutt tells the story of Lawn Chair Larry, one of the original Darwin Award nominees, who strapped himself to a lawn chair and 42 weather balloons. Rather than cruising around at a mere 100 feet, Larry soon soared into the primary air traffic corridor of LAX. ----- Come discover the entertaining and morbid series of awards "'presented' in honor of the recipient doing something so stultifyingly stupid," says author Wendy Northcutt, "that it results in the individual's removal from being able to make any future donations to the human gene pool." Her concept has become a cult favorite, leading to five books and a web site, filled with stories of individuals whose time on earth and contribution to the gene pool have ended. Wendy Northcutt is the creator of the Darwinawards.com website and author of five books on the Darwin Awards. Northcutt completed a degree in molecular biology at Berkeley, worked in a neuroscience research lab at Stanford, and later managed the protein purification group at a biotech startup developing cancer and diabetes therapeutics.
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