The Darwin Awards* are given to those people who die in such an idiotic manner that “their action ensures the long-term survival of the species, by selectively allowing one less idiot to survive.”
Two cheeky gents from England have reviewed 318 Darwin Award winning cases and, upon finding that almost 89% of the “winners” were men, published a study called -
THE MALE IDIOT THEORY**
My background is one where the adage “Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics” has helped prevent me from being dazzled with bullshit on more than one occasion, so let’s consider two alternative conclusions:
- The conclusion presented by the study: Men are idiots who do stupid things.
- The more likely conclusion: Men and women are idiots; men just have had more freedom for a longer period in history to perfect the doing of stupid things.
I think the latter is the more likely, if less sensational, reality.
Women are closing the gender gap in education, careers, and political power . . . and alcoholism and heart disease . . . it’s only a matter of time until we catch up with these dudes, too.
Now, hold my beer and watch this!