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Monday, March 13, 2017

HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHY THERE ARE MORE OLD WOMEN THAN OLD MEN?




It’s long been understood that, for the most part, women tend to live longer than men. While scientists have a number of theories on the issue, we think that these hilarious (and hazardous) pictures just might account for the disparity.

In truth, there are a number of reasons for which women, statistically, live longer than men. Some have believed that this was due to the stresses placed on men, who have traditionally been considered bread-winners by the Western world, but the difference still stands in modern societies where women work just as much as men.

One reason scientists offer is that common heart diseases begin earlier in men as opposed to women. The varying degrees of iron deficiency that menstruation can cause in women also changes the way their cardiovascular cells react to heart disease. Another theory is that women’s double X chromosomes (as opposed to men’s XY) might also confer certain advantages. There’s also the so-called “testosterone storm” that affects men in their 20's, during which they tend to engage in dangerous or self-destructive behaviors.
There are many biological theories behind why women live longer than men, but we’re sure that behavior like that in these pictures isn’t helping. Live and learn, guys!!
(Commentary by boredpanda.com)























(all photos dumpaday.com)
















 






14 comments:

  1. Ladders. Dangerous to men. My partner's father fell off a ladder. Twice. His uncle? Ditto. And he wonders why I don't like him up them.
    Love that final cartoon.

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    1. It makes you wonder why he wonders!!

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  2. I'd like to ask Ron just what the heck he is doing?

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  3. Some of those are insane! Some I've done.

    If I was still with my second wife I'd be looking forward to leaving her a widow. Now I want to hang on a lot longer.

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    1. Reminds me of the old joke:

      Why do Jewish men die before their wives?
      Because they WANT to!!

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  4. Ha! I can't laugh, cough, sneeze and pee all at the same time...but I'm getting close.

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    1. I've been able to for several years now!!

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  5. My god, we should force guys to take a course on the safe use of ladders before they're allowed to buy one!

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  6. The guys were scarily nuts and the cartoons were a hoot. Still smiling.

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    1. Scarily nuts pretty well sums it up!!

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  7. Hick dropped a 5th-wheel trailer hitch on his foot while trying to take it out of the back of his truck alone. That broke his big toe. He had to drive himself to the ER, because I was busy caring for a 3-year-old and a 3-month-old.

    He needed surgery to have a pin put in. Now he can't bend his big toe. His orthopedic surgeon was sued by many people (but not Hick) and lost his license.

    Which is kind of a lesson to not be stupid and think you're a he-man and can do anything by yourself, even though your wife says to call your buddy up the road for help.

    We won't go into the time he backed one of the wheels of his truck over the edge of the carport in an ice storm, and hurt his knee trying to push it back up over the edge of the concrete. By himself. He had knee surgery, too. As far as I know, that doctor is still practicing.

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    1. It's amazing that he's still with us (Hick, not the doctor)!!

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