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Wednesday, February 22, 2017
There is an old joke which asks why men die earlier than women. The answer, of course, is that they want to.
But it is true that worldwide, men have a life expectancy of 64.52 years, as compared to a life expectancy of 68.76 years for women.
What else should be know about these poor, testosterone-driven victims of natural selection...
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Today's Random Fact:
While men tend to die earlier than women of natural causes, they also account for 94 percent of all on-the-job fatalities, even though they barely represent 50 percent of the U.S. workforce.
Men are also four times more likely than women to be murdered, and 10 times more likely to commit murder.
Worldwide, there are approximately 107 baby boys born for every 100 baby girls. Scientists believe the elevated birth rate in favor of boys may be linked to the higher mortality rates of boys in infancy and childhood.
The brains of adult men are about 10 percent larger in total size than the brains of women. Because men generally have a larger stature and more muscle mass than women, their brains require more neurons to control the body.