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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Three Stooges explained -- Men enjoy other's misfortune more than women according to study

By Aussiegirl

Sure -- and that's why men like the Three Stooges and women don't -- I knew there had to be a scientific explanation!

Science News Article

Germans have a word for it -- schadenfreude -- and when it comes to getting pleasure from someone else's misfortune, men seem to enjoy it more than women.

Such is the conclusion reached by scientists at University College London in what they say is the first neuroscientific evidence of schadenfreude.


At 2:07 PM, Blogger Timothy Birdnow said...


Women prefer gentler humor.


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