When a man buys flowers, if ever, he tends to pick red. A woman, though, is inclined to go for pink, or blue, or whatever off-hue is at hand.
Man is the only animal who'll eat with an enemy.
A lover on the island of Trobriand customarily bites off his lady friend's eyelashes. He would never take her out to dinner, however, unless they were married. To share a meal with her would disgrace her.
Studies by Dr. Karl F. Robinson of Northwestern University reportedly prove that men change their minds two or three times more often than do women.
It's commonly believed a man picks out a wife who reminds him of his mother while a woman picks out a husband who reminds her of her father. But that's not right. Recent research indicates both the man and the woman are most influenced in their selection of matrimonial mates by their mothers. If a woman regards her mother as stern, she's likely to go for a stern husband. If she thinks of her mother as gentle, she looks for a gentle husband. The father of the bride or groom just doesn't have all that much to do with it, poor fellow.
Do you know at what time of day or night you were born? Theory is spreading that your birth sets your physical clocks to ticking, thus determining at the outset whether you were to be a day or night person. If you were born around dawn, you're thought to do your best work in the early morning. But if you were born in the late afternoon, you're not expected to perk up really until the evening. Or so goes the notion.
In men the hypothalamus (small organ near the brain stem) is larger than in most women. When provoked, the hypothalamus heightens rage, thirst, hunger and desire; possibly explaining boys' more rambunctious behavior.
A two-year study conducted at Stanford University demonstrated that, other factors being equal, men are as much as 50 percent more proficient than women in solving complicated problems.
What does "getting a Valentine" mean in criminal jargon? Receiving a one-year jail sentence.
There's a curious difference in the ways that single girls and bachelors pick their romantic partners. The girl might have a dozen boyfriends, none of whom seems to be like another or anything like the sort of fellow she eventually winds up marrying. But the young bachelor is inclined to select all his ladyfriends, including finally his wife, for their similar qualities.
Males are better in mechanical, arithmetical and abstract reasoning problems; females, in language, rote memory, social and esthetic tests. Because of these differences, it is not possible to compare the intelligence of the sexes in equal terms.