Men Much More Likely to Die in Idiotic Circumstances than Women, Study Finds

NEWCASTLE, England (KRON) — Men are much more likely to die from their own stupidity than women, a new study finds.

Researchers at Newcastle University in England examined 332 “winners” of the Darwin Award. That’s an annual compendium of people whose own actions appeared to have caused or accelerated their own deaths, often because the didn’t think things through.

In 14 of those cases both men and women were to blame but the researchers found nearly 89% of the other 318 cases involved men.

Before confirming that these are cases of “Male Idiot Theory”, the researchers say it’s possible more men get nominated, that the media would rather write about idiotic men, or other variables.

Take a look at this year’s Darwin Award winners so far here.

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