Sunday, February 15, 2009
My Dearest Readers,
I give thee yet another tantalizing post by the fabulous Maggie Grover.
As always, remember to show your love by posting.
You learn the darndest things when you channel surf. I can see why guys like to control the remote so much. You stumble across tidbits of info that you might never have learned had you stayed with what the television guide told you was on. Last weekend, I had the rights to the remote control and I used it shamelessly….and I discovered some doozies of info that I want share as they have to do with women -- all women -- and are especially interesting given we've just celebrated Valentine's Day.
On the Discovery Channel:
Tidbit #1 Male sweat is only attractive to women when we are ovulating
Tidbit #2 A female's "private aroma" is so compelling to men that one whiff and the male's testosterone spikes and he can't distinguish between so-called attractive women and so-called not-so attractive women…basically all women look "good".
Tidbit # 3 Men search for potential mates on the basis of looks - does she have the right "equipment" to produce offspring -- no surprise there.
Tidbit # 4 Women search for potential mates on the basis of the apparent ability of the man to provide for her offspring (good gene pool, good hunter, good protector, and surprisingly if his car looks macho!) -- a savvy strategy, I say, except perhaps for the car part….although, now that I think of it, there was this guy in college who drove a Cougar XR7 and he WAS way hot.
Tidbit #5 If a genetic mutation has affected a man's vasopressin hormone he is less like to get married or stay married.
Tidbit #6 The smell of Lilly of the Valley increases penile blood flow 11%
Tidbit #7 The smell of Lavender combined with Pumpkin Pie increases penile blood flow 40%
Tidbit #8 The smell of Lavender and Pumpkin Pie is also stimulating for women -- which makes me wonder how many babies are born 9 months after Thanksgiving.
I flipped to an entertainment channel and learned:
Tidbit #9 Tina Fey is the most successful writer on TV
Then I went on to a channel about learning and education . . .
Tidbit # 10 Females are the majority of the American population and the majority of the electorate
Tidbit #11 Almost as many women as men graduate from medical school and law school.
Tidbit #12 More women graduate with both undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Tidbit #13 The United Nations has reported that in countries where the women are better educated, have leadership roles, and substantial rights, the country's economy does better.
With my brain spinning, I put down the remote so I could pull it all together…
and basically, what I learned was -- women may have started by seeking potential mates based solely on the apparent ability to provide for her offspring, but we are evolving to a place where we write the best TV, like college more, still share a mutual lust for lavender and pumpkin pie with men, and are really good for the economy.
Oh, and one last thing I learned and it has nothing to do with sex - or maybe it does. I landed on a public broadcasting show about climbing in the Scottish Highlands -- did you know that the temperature drops one degree Fahrenheit for every 300 feet you climb up a mountain? And women, with our increased level of body fat do better in such cold weather. So, I guess you can add Mountaintop Survivor Woman to our list of accomplishments…we rule.