20 curiosities of men that you did not know:
Although it may seem curious and go unnoticed, International Men’s Day has been celebrated for 16 years.
Although this date is not officialized by UNESCO, in 1999 it received the support of Ingeborg Breines, director of the UNESCO Women and Culture of Peace Program, who considered the festival as “an excellent idea that will give a little balance between genders”.
Here are some curiosities of men that you did not know
1- The word man comes from the Latin hominem, ‘to man’, an accusative form of homo.
2- The biological symbol for the male sex is a circle with a small arrow coming out of it. It is also the symbol of the planet Mars. The two components of the symbol are designed to represent the shield and spear of the Roman god of war, Mars.
3- In the world, approximately 107 boys are born for every 100 girls.
4- Globally, male babies are 25% more likely to die in infancy than girls.
5- The average height of the American man is 1.75 m. and the average weight of him is 75 kilograms.
6- In the world, men have a life expectancy of 64.52 years, compared to the life expectancy of 68.76 years for women.
7- As in women, the most common cause of death among American men is heart disease.
8-The brains of adult men are on average 10% larger than that of women.
9- Boys generally experience puberty between the ages of 12 and 14, when their voices change to a lower pitch.
10- Puberty in the male gender occurs after that of the female gender in the same age group.
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11- In the world, approximately one-third of men are circumcised.
12- In terms of absolute size and proportion to the total mass of the body, the human penis is longer and thicker than that of any other primate.
13- Boys are three to four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls. While experts do not yet have a solid answer to this clear gender discrepancy, some believe that girls, being better endowed with language skills than boys, may better mask symptoms and not be diagnosed as autistic.
14- Although men represent 50% of the workforce in the United States, 94% of work deaths occur to them.
15- Before the 20th century, male nurses outnumbered female nurses worldwide. Nurses currently only represent 5.4% (USA).
16- Men are three times more likely to abuse alcohol than women, and two times more likely to use drugs such as marijuana and cocaine.
17- High levels of testosterone in men are what generally cause higher levels of aggression and competition than in women.
18- In the United States, men are four times more likely to be murdered than women, and 10 times more likely to become murderers.
19- The average adult man has 50% more muscle mass and 50% less body fat than the adult woman.
20- Of the more than 151 million men who live in the United States, approximately 64.3 million are fathers.
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