It's semi-official! Men are stupider than women

Well, kind of.

A new study in the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal, where academics traditionally let their hair down, looked at the difference between the sexes when it came to idiotic behaviour.

Researchers from the north-east of England noted that men are already well known to be much more likely to engage in risk-seeking behaviour and be admitted to A&E as a result.

But in an effort to explore "male idiot theory" (MIT), they examined the verified winners of the Darwin Awards, given to people who die in particularly, sometimes spectacularly, stupid ways and do humanity a favour by removing themselves from the gene pool.

One particularly deserving winner was a would-be terrorist who opened his own letter bomb after it was returned to him when he didn't buy enough stamps.

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