Commonwealth Club Presents Wendy Northcutt, Founder of the Darwin Awards
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The last date listed for Wendy Northcutt: Founder of the Darwin Awards was Tuesday November 16, 2010 / 6:30pm.
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Read more about the Darwin Awards, and enjoy stories of the latest nominees at the Darwin Awards website.
The Darwin Awards are given each year to the people who “remove themselves from the gene pool in a sublimely idiotic fashion” – think juggling active hand grenades or checking the inside of an oil barrel for flammable materials, with a lighter. A molecular biology graduate of UC Berkeley, Northcutt launched a cult phenomenon when she started chronicling the true, and morbidly hilarious, stories of deadly, idiotic accidents.
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The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, presenting over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.
Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.