Women feel more pain than men. In a study published in the Journal of Pain, researchers reviewed 160,000 pain reports from over 72,000 patients. The patients had reported pain on a 0 to 10 scale – 0 meaning “none” and 10 meaning “the most imaginable”. In many cases the difference was almost a full point. The explanation may be that women report pain more readily, whereas men might be reluctant to admit pain to female nurses. The explanation might also be hormonal. Nevertheless, when it comes to a “pain in the neck”, I suspect both sexes had similarly low pain thresholds.
Workingmen spend more on coffee and lunch than workingwomen. Based on a survey of 1,000 U.S. workers done by Accounting Principals, half the workforce buys coffee during the week and two-thirds buy lunch. That’s an average of $1,000 a year for coffee and $2,000 for lunch. However, men averaged $27.50 weekly on coffee and women averaged $15. Regarding lunch, men were only slightly more likely to go out; but they spent a lot more. Men averaged $46.30 weekly and women averaged $26.50. Perhaps that is the reason the list of dishes available in a restaurant is called a “men-u”.
Women are better at parking cars than men. A study conducted by UK’s National Car Parks looked at footage of 453 drivers parking across the country and did further research with 2,000 drivers. According to the findings, men parked faster – 16 seconds compared to the women’s 21; but women were better at finding a space, positioning the car centrally and choosing to reverse into the space. Rated on technique, accuracy and time taken, women got an overall score of 13.4 out of 20 compared to the men’s 12.3. However, there is 1 disclaimer. These scores do not apply when “parking” on lover’s lanes.
Narcissistic men have higher levels of stress hormone than narcissistic women. In a study published in the journal Public Library of Science ONE, 106 college students took cortisol tests and answered questions about themselves – questions used to assess narcissism. The men with higher levels of narcissism had higher levels of cortisol – about 2.5 times higher than in the women. Narcissistic people overestimate their intellectual abilities, attractiveness and positive personality traits. Cortisol is the “fight or flight” hormone. Consistently high cortisol levels can cause blood sugar imbalances, weight gain and heart problems – not a “pretty picture” for narcissistic men.