“A Man Who” is a review article in the special Men (and Women) issue (volume 28, number 4, July/August 2022) of the magazine. It glimpses numerous published reports of men who. (And one woman who.) The article is free online.
Prestige-car ownership and sex attractiveness ratings [research study]
Those who wish to appear irresistible to others can always try sitting in a prestige car, say a Bentley Continental GT, in an attempt to boost their attractiveness. But, according to a 2010 research project conducted at the School of Health Sciences, Centre for Psychology, University of Wales Institute, UK, this strategy might work considerably […]
Book-carrying positions – typically “male” or typically “female” – a re-examination
1976 was something of a pivotal year for research aimed at establishing whether men and women tend to carry books in different ways – with no less than 3 key papers appearing in the literature [see references below]. Some seventeen years later however, the subject was re-examined – by Evelyne Thommen, Emiel Reith, and Christiane […]
The RAT Trace, the CAT Trace, and the MAN Trace
Say “rat”, say “cat”, and say “man”. Then read this study, if you want to: “Phonological similarity and trace degradation in the serial recall task: when CAT helps RAT, but not MAN,” Anthony B. Fallon, Kim Groves, and, Gerald Tehan, International Journal of Psychology, vol. 34, nos. 5/6, 1999, pp. 301-307. The photo, warped though it […]
The BioBlitz Dance Tutorial
The Official BioBlitz Dance Tutorial is a tutorial on how to do the official BioBlitz dance. Watch, if you are of a mind to: One of the video’s chief merits is its first two thirds, which shows a man standing in a forest. One of its other chief merits is its final third, which does not. (Thanks […]
The adventures of Uterus Man
“Uterus Man” is an animated manga, created by LuYang. Reviewer Rowan Hooper (of New Scientist magazine) says: “Uterus Man rides a pelvic chariot, flies using blood powers, eats placenta.” Here is the video: [vimeo]82164043[/vimeo] BONUS (related): A more traditional — some might say unmanly or nonmanly — look at the uterus: BONUS (possibly related, possibly not): […]
Carrots, carrots, carrots, in a man
Another slight boost for the metaphor “you are what you eat”: “Carrot man: A case of excessive beta-carotene ingestion,” Randy A. Sansone [pictured here, in black-and-white] and Lori A. Sansone, International Journal of Eating Disorders, epub March 19, 2012. The authors The authors, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, report, about their report: “In this […]
How to go out on a limb, scientificalistically
A new study demonstrates how a daring scientist (or a team of daring scientists) can go about advancing a possibly controversial idea. The study, which contains the possibly daring idea, is: “Weapons Make the Man (Larger): Formidability Is Represented as Size and Strength in Humans,” Daniel M.T. Fessler [pictured here], Colin Holbrook, Jeffrey K. Snyder, […]
Man walk on the moon?
Will man walk on, or slightly above the surface of, the moon? That seems the implied question in this old advertisement from Shell Oil. It and other specimens are on display at Ptak Books.
The story of Man
The story of Man is a simple, yet complex tale. An anthropological web site gathers new info daily. Here are a few recent tidbits: Man made appointment, then robbed tanning salon, police say Man Sues Club After Being Hit in the Nose by Stripper’s Shoe Man arrested for 190th time in Florida Man gets shaggy […]