During my college days, I remember watching a show on MTV called as Jackass. Do you remember it too? It was a show about men playing ridiculous pranks on each other, some were screamingly hilarious while others were painfully cringy to watch. But they were silly in general.

When I was in India, I also remember a weekend getaway to a crocodile farm several years ago. My friend and I were excited to hold a baby crocodile as we thought it was a crazy thing to do.

Yeah well, something not to feel proud about for a change, when it comes to man’s primitive desire to appear smarter and stronger than women. And the fairer sex has turned tables on this desire long ago, with much reason. But this is one domain where the men have consistently outdone the women. At least research says so.

A 2014 research paper published in the British Medical Journal proves that men consistently outnumber women when it comes to women in behaving outright stupid or idiotic. They have been winning what is called in scientific parlance, the “Darwin Award” for being eliminated from the gene pool, whereby the less idiot men survive. In effect, it means that when men lose their lives due to stupid behavior, there is one less idiot on this planet who survives.

This is where Male Idiot Theory comes in.

What is Male Idiot Theory?

This theory outlines a male’s behavior that is deemed stupid and idiotic when seen in a general perspective.

Have you heard or read about some of the behavioral patterns such as these:

Men binge drinking at pubs only to be rushed to hospitals

Jumping from bridges/ waterfall without much safety precautions

Accepting challenges from friends and getting themselves tattooed / stalking someone just for the heck of it.

Getting the weirdest hair cut ever or body piercings

Jumping in water bodies to accompany friends even when they don’t know how to swim

Motorcycle or car stunts that seem irrational to a bystander for the high amount of risk involved in it.

Writing love letters in blood or performing stunts to impress a girlfriend.

All these and more instances of similar kinds, yes, the ones that made you cringe in disbelief when you first read or heard about them thinking “How could someone do that, for God’s sake”, are all acts of extreme risk taking when the rewards are negligible to nil. It doesn’t stop at that. Most of such behavior is well documented through hospital records when they have to be admitted for injuries, at times even fatal. The point is, while acting stupid, these men don’t make a rational assessment of what they are doing and what will be the probable consequences thereof. Why, they don’t even calculate if such an act will prove fatal to them. Read more....