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Females run faster than males

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on December 14, 2009

Males as well as females think that males are physically stronger than females. I have been looking for data to substantiate that claim.

Females outlive men by 5 – 7 years everywhere in the world, so I tend to believe that females are physically superior species.

I told this to a friend but he was not convinced. He insisted that males are stronger and females are weaker. I asked him whether there is any data he can provide in support of his belief. He said – look at the 100m Olympic race, males invariably run faster than females.

I remembered that the men’s world record for 100m was somewhere around 9.5 seconds and the women’s world record was somewhere around 10.5 seconds. So, at first he seemed to be correct.

But then I decided to take a closer look, and this is what I did: I pulled gender-wise data from Wikipedia for World Athletics Records. Following table summarizes the data available.

WR stands for World Record.

WR(f) = WR time taken by a female to complete the race

WR(m) = WR time taken by a male to complete the race

Next I plotted them on a Chart, added a simple trend-line to the data points, here is what I get:

Here is my interpretation of this trend: For short distances, females on an average take 1.12 times the amount of time taken by males for the same distance, but as the distance goes on increasing the time taken by them as compared to the time taken by males goes on increasing. So much so, that the factor reduces to less than 1.06 for 100 kms race.

So, does this mean that if there were races longer than 100kms females would be beating males? Well, perhaps – Yes. Extrapolating the same trend line, we see that if there was a race of 209.5 km, females and males would have completed it in equal time. For any race longer than 209.5 km, females would be scoring a better timing as compared to males.

We all know that life is a long race, and therefore females beat men at life expectancy. They live 7 years longer to males. So next time do not think females are weak, because they are not!

Data Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_world_records_in_athletics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultramarathon

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Why men are never depressed…

Posted by iluvshrutiverma on October 26, 2008

Men Are Happier — What do you expect
from such simple creatures?
Your last name stays put.
The garage is all yours.
Wedding plans take care of themselves.
Chocolate is just another snack. You can be President.
You can never be pregnant.
You can wear a white T-shirt to a water park.
You can wear NO shirt to a water park.
Car mechanics tell you the
truth.
The world is your urinal.
You never have to drive to another gas station restroom because this
one is just too icky.
You don’t have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a
bolt. Same work, more pay.
Wrinkles add character.
Wedding dress $5000. Tux rental-$100.
People never stare at your
chest when you’re talking to them. New shoes don’t cut, blister, or
mangle your feet .
One mood all the time.
Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
You know stuff about tanks.
A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
You can open all your own jars.
You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.
If someone forgets to invite you, he or she can still be your friend.
Your underwear is $8.95 for a three-pack.
Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.
You almost never have strap problems in public.
You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.
Everything on your face stays its original color.
The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
You only have to shave your face and neck.
You can play with toys all your life. One wallet and one pair of
shoes — one color for all seasons.
You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
You can “do” your nails with
a pocket knife.
You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.
You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25
minutes.

No wonder men are happier…

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