Darwin Awards: Is it disturbing to be entertained by the deaths of others?

@Pigglies (9340)
United States
March 6, 2007 11:55pm CST
I recently finished one of the Darwin Awards books. I was thinking about how it is actually kind of disturbing that we're amused by the deaths of others. Even though they did really stupid things, it's scary to think about the stories actually being true in a lot of cases. What do you think? Is it just funny, or are you disturbed? Have you read the Darwin Awards books? If not, would you?
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• United States
8 Mar 07
I've never read or actually heard of these before. But sometimes it is interesting to hear how people die especially if they're doing something retarded in the first place. I'd wouldn't buy or read one of these books though. I like focusing more on life and beautiful things instead. That's why I don't watch the news.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Yeah, I kind of just bought it because it sounded interesting. It took me 2-3 years from buying it to finally get around to reading it. By that point I wasn't as interested as I would have been earlier, but it was still weird to think about all the things people tried.
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• United States
10 Mar 07
What was the weirdest thing in it?
• United States
18 Mar 07
Those are both true points. However if I die by doing something extremely stupid you all can laugh your heart outs at me. :)
@ShepherdSpy (8563)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
28 May 08
I've never read one of the books,but have subscribed to their email (free) and will check out the site occasionally..-They don't just feature stories of those who die doing stupid stuff,they'll feature those leaving themselves unable to reproduce after their exploits too..as well as honourable mentions,and urban legends..I think it appeals to the dark side in our nature-The rubbernecker in us at a crash site,the gory horror movie fan...