In a Male Idiot Theory (MIT) currently being researched by scientists, it has emerged that men tend to be naturally stupider than women in many things, and this is not unrelated to their risk-taking behavior and tendency to do things that ultimately makes no sense at all.

Published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the researchers explain that men outshine the female folks at taking idiotic risks, and the report states that “Idiotic risks are defined as senseless risks, where the apparent payoff is negligible or non-existent, and the outcome is often extremely negative and often final.” The paper explains further that “According to MIT, many of the differences in risk seeking behavior, emergency department admissions, and mortality may be explained by the observation that men are idiots and idiots do stupid things.”

The study establishes the fact that countless men get emergency hospital admissions as a result of risky behaviors, and some have even lost their lives taking very unnecessary and avoidable risks. To better establish this fact, the researchers examined winners of the Darwin Award – an award given to people that remove themselves from the gene pool in ways that clearly distinguishes accidental and idiotic deaths.

“For instance, Darwin Awards are unlikely to be awarded to individuals who shoot themselves in the head while demonstrating that a gun is unloaded. This occurs too often and is classed as an accident,” the researchers explain. “In contrast, candidates shooting themselves in the head to demonstrate that a gun is loaded may be eligible for a Darwin Award—such as the man who shot himself in the head with a ‘spy pen’ weapon to show his friend that it was real.”

Ruling out urban legends, unverified stories, and honorable mentions, the Darwin Awards Committee confirmed from real incidents that men win the Darwin Awards 89% of the time because of the stupid things they do. “This finding is entirely consistent with male idiot theory (MIT), and supports the hypothesis that men are idiots and idiots do stupid things,” the study said.

A further study reveals that excessive alcohol consumption plays a role in some men doing stupid things, because “Anecdotal data support the hypothesis that alcohol makes men feel ‘bulletproof’ after a few drinks, and it would be naïve to rule this out.”

This can proved from an example provided by the study: “For example, the three men who played a variation on Russian roulette alternately taking shots of alcohol and then stamping on an unexploded Cambodian land mine. (Spoiler alert: the mine eventually exploded, demolishing the bar and killing all three men.)”

It must be mentioned in passing that some skeptics do not believe in the infallibility of the report, and they state there are potential weaknesses with the data collection method used by the Darwin Awards team to nominate men for awards, citing that there could be a few selection biases here and there.


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