Stiff Competition:
Woman vs. Man

 

In the battle of the sexes, women always seem to have the unfair edge. So, Men's Health magazine sent their spies into the enemy camp and uncovered their darkest secrets. Arm yourselves with knowledge, men! Once more into the breach! Get the full story, information and resources by buying this issue or checking with your local library.

Snippets

  • The average guy will live 74.1 years vs. 79.5.
  • The average guy has an HDL cholesterol level of 46 vs. 55.
  • The average guy's heart weights 10.58 ounces vs. 8.81 ounces.
  • The average guy's chance of dying of a heart attack is 1 in 1,342 vs. 1,519.
  • Odds of being in a car accident 1 in 14 vs. 1 in 21
  • The average guy shaves 24 times a month vs. 11
  • The average guy spends 179 hours in the bathroom annually vs. 195
  • The number of men who read while sitting on the toilet 1 in 2 vs. 1 in 3
  • The average guy over 50 has a 1 in 1,145 chance of dying of colon cancer vs. 1,635.
  • The average guy cries or wells up 14 times a year vs. 64 times.
  • Between 1980 and 1999, the number of men who died on active military duty, 31,196 vs. 1,716.
  • The average guy's chance of dying of prostate cancer is 3.13 percent vs. .001 percent.
  • The average guy can do 36 crunches in 1 minute vs. 27
  • The average guy can do 27 pushups vs. 14
  • The average guy can bench-press 93 percent of his body weight vs. 57 percent
  • The average guy has a resting heart rate of 72 vs. 76
  • The average guy can run a mile and a half in 12:25 versus 15:14.
  • The average guy's largest muscles - his quadriceps vs. uterus
  • The average guy spends 33 hours, 56 minutes watching TV each week vs. 30 hours, 14 minutes.
  • The average guy spends 1 hour, 20 minutes a weeks looking for the TV remove vs. 7 minutes.
  • The average guy can stretch his hands 1 1/2 inches past his toes when doing the sit-and-reach versus 4 inches.
  • The fattest part of the average guy - his belly vs. hips
  • The average guy will gain 1 pound, 4 ounces per year vs. 1 pound, 5 ounces.
  • Percentage of guys who think that men are smatter than women - 27 versus 8.
  • The average guy's brain weights in at 3 pounds, 3 ounces vs. 2 pounds, 13 ounces.
  • Number of issues of Playboy and Penthouse purchased by men in a year - 3.8 million. The number of romance novels purchased by women in a year - 47 million.
  • Bachelor's degrees conferred in 1999-2000 men 530,367 vs. 707,508
  • Average number of hours a man works per week - 43 vs. 36
  • Number of men laid off in 2001 - 2,186,000 vs. 1,783,000
  • Number of jobs a man will have in a lifetime - 10 vs. 9
  • The average guy's refractory period is 30 minutes vs. 0.
  • Percentage of all marriage proposals made by men 82 vs. percentage of all divorces initiated by women - 70
  • Percentage of men who are comfortable using sex toys - 23 vs. 16
  • The average guy takes 14 minutes to reach orgasm. The average woman - we're still waiting.

Source: Matt Marion, Men's Health magazine, May, 2003

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