The science is in: Men are significantly more likely than women to act like idiots

Man wearing clown nose (Shutterstock.com)A study published in the prestigious British Medical Journal outlines what authors call the “Male Idiot Theory,” or MIT, which is as follows: “Men are idiots and idiots do stupid things.”   According to the Washington Post, study authors examined the recorded facts about 300 people who have been given the Darwin Award over the last 20 years.   A Darwin Award is a posthumous honor bestowed annually upon people who have died through egregious instances of their own stupidity. The creator, Wendy Northcutt, named the awards after Dr. Charles Darwin, author of The Origin of Species and the godfather of evolutionary theory.   Darwin Award winners are commended for their success in removing their genes from the gene pool, leaving more resources and reproductive opportunities for less stupid individuals.  The researchers found that more than 88 percent of Darwin Award winners were male. Their study, “The Darwin Awards: Sex differences in idiotic behavior,” was conceived by co-author Ben Alexander Daniel Lendrem, 15, a schoolboy from Newcastle, England, who is now the youngest author ever to be published in the journal.…MORE

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One Response to The science is in: Men are significantly more likely than women to act like idiots

  1. Can’t argue with what I’ve always known. I am, however taken a bit back, that for all the idiotic things I’ve done in my life -or at least the ones I remember – I’ve never even been nominated. I guess it’s time to kick it up a notch. Hmmmm, lemme see….OK….how ’bout getting married a third time? No, thanks. I don’t need any award that bad. Free at last, free at last

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