MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 10: Dexter Jackson of the USA strikes a pose during the 2007 IFBB Australian Bodybuilding Grand Prix VII at Dallas Brooks Hall on March 10, 2007 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

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OK Ladies. Here’s your chance to learn all the in’s and out’s of what make men men. Believe it or not there is a method to our madness. Here are some things you might not have known about the hunters of the world.

Fun Facts About Men

  • Worldwide birth rates are 107 boys for every 100 girls. This may be linked to the fact that there is a higher mortality rate of men based on, “Hold my beer and watch this.”
  • The brain of the adult male is about 10% larger than the woman’s brain. It takes a lot more brainpower to move that attractive “beer gut” around.
  • Men normally use only one side of the brain when faced with a task. We are focused and did not hear what you said about your mother coming to visit. Women on the other hand use all the brain and are better multi-taskers.
  • The male term “Adam’s Apple” comes from the biblical account of Adam eating the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.
  • Size does matter. The male sex organ when compared to other primates body mass make the male human longer and thicker than any other primate.
  • Over 151 million men currently live in the US. Sixty-four million are fathers.
  • Mr. Mom? In 2008 there were over 140,000 stay-at-home dads in the US.
  • While listening to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1910, Sondra Dodd thought there should also be a day honoring fathers. In 1972 Father’s Day became a national day of recognition on the third Sunday in June each year.
  • The average male has 50% more muscle mass and 50% less body fat than the average female.
  • Male nurses were far more common than female nurses in every country in the world up until the 1900s. Now male nurses are only 5.4% of this medical field.
  • Rite of Passage: Many cultures ceremonially take male children to adult status. Judaism has the “Bar Mitzvah,” American Indian Tribes have a “vision quest” and African cultures have circumcision ceremonies. Ouch.

Some Final Thoughts

Men are under a lot of pressure. Protector, teacher, earner, and provider. That’s a lot to shoulder for one person. Not that the fairer sex doesn’t have their own set of challenges but men are subjected to more competition in almost every aspect of life.

We compete at work; compete at love, and compete in sports, personal goals and accomplishments.

Now that you know more about us, a sandwich and a beer would be nice.

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