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Study Examines Male ‘Idiotic Risk’

getty 121514 idiotman?  SQUARESPACE CACHEVERSION=1418643545013iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Ask any woman — she’ll tell you that most men are idiots.

A new study examined “Idiotic Risk,” which is defined as senseless risk where the payoff is negligible and the outcome is disastrous and often fatal.

The researchers looked at the individuals who had received the so-called “Darwin Award,” a dubious honor that is given to those individuals who injured themselves or died while taking an unnecessary and often idiotic risk.

Out of the 318 individuals who were given the Darwin Award, 282 recipients were male, while 36 were female.

The researchers calculated that guys comprised 88.7 percent of Darwin Award winners.

The research is published in the British Medical Journal’s Christmas issue, which tends to be tongue-in-cheek with reports of scientific scrutiny being applied to less-than-serious subjects.


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