20 Facts About Being A Man
Men are from Mars, women are from Venus. Dead men tell no tales. Separate the men from the boys. A good man is hard to find. The world seems to have no end of idioms about men and what it is to be a man. While you likely already know what it is that makes a man, there are lots of facts about belonging to the male gender you may or may not know – here are a few of those facts.
Head Over Heels
High-heeled shoes may be almost exclusive to women, but they weren’t always. The stiletto shoe was invented to help a man stand up in his saddle whilst on a horse – women started wearing them to adopt a more masculine look.
Cheater! Cheater! Pumpkin Eater!
Good news! If you’re man strays on you, then he really isn’t worth the trouble. Scientific studies have proven that men who cheat on their significant others have lower IQs than men who do not.
How’s The Weather Up There?
Although the notion has all but been totally dismissed in modern society, the idea that women are daintier and more delicate than men has some scientific basis. The average man is 4-5 inches taller than the average woman.
We all know men like to look at women, but let us put that in perspective. The average man will spend an entire year of his life staring at the fairer sex.
Wanted! Single Chinese Women!
Due to the combination of sexism and China’s family planning laws, men greatly outnumber women. By the year 2020, there will be about 40 million men who won’t be able to find a wife in country.
Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire!
Studies have shown that most women lie about 3 times a day. Men, on the other hand, lie an average of 6 times a day.
The Science of Chivalry
Scientific studies have shown that a man will walk 7% slower if he is accompanying his significant other. They tend to speed up if they are walking with other men.
Down With The Sickness
Cancer is a big killer of people all over the world. For American men, the likelihood of getting cancer is about 50% – and that included breast cancer as well.
Milk Does A Body Good
It is a natural reaction for a woman to lactate when they have babies. Although it is quite rare, men have been known to lactate under certain circumstances.
If you are trying to get pregnant, don’t let your man keep a computer on his lap for extended periods of time. The heat generated from a laptop battery can cause infertility.
Despite what you might believe, men are not more flatulent than women. In fact, both sexes pass about the same amount of gas on a daily basis.
Shaving and learning to shave is an important rite of passage for a man. The average gentleman spends six months of his life shaving.
He’s A Keeper
Women are pegged as being the more emotional sex, filled with the rapture of romance. Actually, studies have shown that men, when in a relationship, are far more likely to say “I love you” first.
Some might think that hair is better but bald men have been proven to have a greater presence amongst their peers. Baldies are perceived by others to be both taller and stronger than men with hair.
Check Your Surroundings
Worried that you might stray from your significant other? Just stay away from the ladies – men have been shown to be less promiscuous when women are scarce.
People think that same-sex issues are something new and that their presence in society hasn’t been overt until recent year. In actual fact, the first on-screen movie kiss between two men happened in 1927 in the Oscar-winning film Wings.
Put A Ring On It?
The average fella spends more on a women before they are wed than after. The average man spends $154 on a Valentine’s Day present for a fiancee but only about $136 when she is his wife.
Blink And You’ll Miss It
Women blink about 20 times per minute. Men on the other hand blink about half that much in the same amount of time.
Getting struck by lightning is about as common as you’d expect, but it is more of a reality for men. For some unknown reason, men get struck by lightning five times more often than a woman.
Quitting for the Win
Smoking may be a great way to look cool but it can put a rather big dent in a man’s social life. Although it has many detrimental effects to a person’s health, smoking can cause impotence in many men.