The other night, I overheard a codger talking to his buddies. He was sharing one of those recycled emails that floats around the Internet. This one was about a so-called truth about women that men know.
One of the sayings, in an attempt to be funny, lamented the fact that women like to change men after they marry. This factoid stood in contrast to men wishing their wives wouldn’t change from the babes they married. News flash, boys: that’s right. We do like to change our husbands after we marry—if just to save them from themselves.
The Universal Truth
For my one and only exhibit, I present the findings of a study published in the BMJ-British Medical Journal. After scouring the archives of the infamous Darwin Awards, the researchers confirmed the truth that all women know: men are idiots. It confirms the male idiot theory (MIT).
With so many stories of pure lunacy, it’s hard to focus on a few. Here are few gems I found on the site:
- The would-be robber who decided to hold up a firearms store, filled with armed patrons and a few cops (1990)
- Another would-be thief who wanted to pilfer some scrap steel for cash—from the elevator shaft he was in (2008)
- The man who wanted to impress his wife by doing pull-ups from the balcony of their 7th floor apartment (2007)
- The man who tried to steal a branch from the Koa tree by cutting the branch above his head (2002)
I wish I could say that I’m making this stuff up. But no, such things happen and in enough frequency to keep the site up and running since 1993. So many idiots, too little time.
For the writer, these accounts are a treasure trove of story ideas, after taking the common sense precaution of changing the name and specific details to protect the innocent. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.
The fact is weird things happen. People do stupid things. We don’t always make the wisest decisions. Sometimes emotions, biases, and irrational behavior take the reins. It’s what makes the world go around.
http://mystery.weborglodge.com/By Chris DR