The Darwin Awards have been around for a few years now. They're given to those people who - by some act of breath-taking stupidity - have removed themselves from the gene pool. (Though you could argue that most of the recipients should be excluded due to age....)
The (definitely posthunous) winner of this year's awards:
When his .38-calibre revolver failed to fire at his intended victim during a hold-up in Long Beach, California, a would-be robber did something that can only inspire wonder. He peered down the barrel and tried the trigger again. This time it worked.