There is nothing funny about death.

Some people, though, upon learning the circumstances surrounding a death, have to chuckle because they attribute a certain amount of blame to the deceased. This is because the deceased was doing something that he or she really shouldn’t have been doing.

Most of the time, it’s a “he” who shouldn’t have done it, say researchers from the UK’s Newcastle University.

In their study of Darwin Award winners from 1995 to 2014, the researchers offer a depressingly clear vision of, well, idiotic behavior. Published in the British Medical Journal, their paper is titled, “The Darwin Awards: Sex Differences In Idiotic Behaviour.”

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