Well, I’m afraid on the surface it would appear we are. At least we do dumb ass things with substantially higher risk than our female counterparts. You disagree? Consider this simple stat:
Of the 648 people who died of lightning strikes between 1995 and 2008, 531 of them were men. That’s a staggering 82% of the people struck by lightning are men.
Is it karmic retribution for Adam following Eve into temptation? Stupid, dumb luck? Well, it is stupid and it is dumb but it has nothing to do with karma. The truth is genetic evolution has turned us men into competitive risk takers. We strive to get themselves noticed by the females of the species and to become the leader of our pack. This genetic trait drives us to make ill-fated decisions, such as golfing in a thunderstorm or setting off a Piccolo Pete out of our ass.
Recent research has concluded that height may actually have more to do with intelligence than gender. The taller a person is, the higher the IQ. Since men tend to be taller than women, when you average their IQ scores, statistically men appear to be more intelligent than women. Go figure?
My best advice fellas, is whether it’s out of competition (not letting the women surpass our IQ dominance) or out of attracting a female (she’ll always choose a dude who is alive over one that is dead) stay inside when the weather is bad and avoid launching explosives out of your ass. Happy 4th of July!