"It is not the strongest of the species that survives,
nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one
that is the most adaptable to change."

Charles Darwin - 1809-1882

"Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity
and I'm not sure about the universe."

Albert Einstein - 1879-1955
The Darwin Awards are a tongue-in-cheek honor, originating in Usenet newsgroup discussions circa 1985. They recognize individuals who have contributed to human evolution by self-selecting themselves out of the gene pool via death or sterilization via their own (unnecessarily foolish) actions.
The criterion for the awards states, "In the spirit of Charles Darwin, the Darwin Awards commemorate individuals who protect our gene pool by making the ultimate sacrifice of their own lives.Darwin Award winners eliminate themselves in an extraordinarily idiotic manner, thereby improving our species' chances of long-term survival."