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    Scientifically proven now: Men are idiots

    Many women have been saying this for years but it took four guys to finally prove it scientifically.

    It’s official - men are idiots! Analysis of the Darwin Awards for stupid deaths reveals the ‘winners’ are overwhelmingly male
    Darwin Awards is an annual review of most foolish way people have died
    Scientists were surprised to discover 90% of award ‘winners’ were male
    Worthy candidates include a terrorist who opened his own letter bomb
    Another man attempted to travel by hitching a shopping trolley to a train
    One man lost a testicle while using a belt sander to pleasure himself
    But was excluded from award after he repaired scrotum with a staple gun
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz3Lhf7EJr1
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    According to “male idiot theory” (MIT) many of the differences in risk seeking behaviour, emergency department admissions, and mortality may be explained by the observation that men are idiots and idiots do stupid things.16 There are anecdotal data supporting MIT, but to date there has been no systematic analysis of sex differences in idiotic risk taking behaviour. In this paper we present evidence in support of this hypothesis using data on idiotic behaviours demonstrated by winners of the Darwin Award.17 18 19 20 21
    http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g7094

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    It's nice to know my theory is verified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donjeta View Post
    Many women have been saying this for years but it took four guys to finally prove it scientifically.



    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...#ixzz3Lhf7EJr1
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    http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g7094
    I saw the title to this and was coming in to refute this and be indignant. Unfortunately, I have to admit defeat here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Dan View Post
    I saw the title to this and was coming in to refute this and be indignant. Unfortunately, I have to admit defeat here.
    What clued you in? The belt sander and staple gun incident?
    “Every day that they don’t find something is good for me.“ Billie Dunn

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    Quote Originally Posted by katydid23 View Post
    What clued you in? The belt sander and staple gun incident?
    Maybe it was the forklift driver safety director who was driving the forklift to a filming session. He ended up dying because he was doing everything wrong.

    Maybe it was kid who tried to raise money by selling brass shell casings. Unfortunately, he didn't have any empty brass shell casings and so decided to hit them with a hammer and make them discharge. He ended up as possibly being unable to procreate.

    Maybe it was the all of the guys who accidentally shoot themselves because they thought the gun was unloaded or more and more and more to choose from; http://darwinawards.com/darwin/darwin2000-45.html

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