A recent study published by a general medical journal reports what many wives know about husbands that prefer to drive around lost for hours on their way to a sugar free frozen yogurt store rather than ask for directions: men are idiots.
The study was published in The BMJ in its special Christmas issue for 2014. The BMJ is the oldest peer-reviewed journals around and usually deals with more serious subjects. The study generated a lot of interest, and it was carried out in a perfectly scientific way.
The researchers compiled the stories of people that have been bestowed the Darwin Award and noted the genders. The Darwin Award is given to people who died as a result of an extraordinarily idiotic act. In the compilation of 318 awardees from 1995 to 2014 revealed that almost 89% of them were male, hence the conclusion that men were statistically more likely to be honored with the Darwin award than women. Translation: men are more idiotic than women.
The Darwin Award’s mission statement reads:
“In the spirit of Charles Darwin, the Darwin Awards commemorate individuals who protect our gene pool by making the ultimate sacrifice of their own lives. Darwin Award winners eliminate themselves in an extraordinarily idiotic manner, thereby improving our species’ chances of long-term survival.”