Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Polygamy makes men live longer

Really. Scientists say so:
Want to live a little longer? Get a second wife. New research suggests that men from polygamous cultures outlive those from monogamous ones.

After accounting for socioeconomic differences, men aged over 60 from 140 countries that practice polygamy to varying degrees lived on average 12% longer than men from 49 mostly monogamous nations, says Virpi Lummaa, an ecologist at the University of Sheffield, UK.
Several thoughts come to mind:
  1. Dr. Lummaa is obviously not married.
  2. I most certainly am.
  3. Dr. Lummaa's suggestion is not a good plan for long life, Chez Borepatch.
Just Sayin'.


Jay G said...

I have always subscribed to the teachings of one Jackie Mason on the subject of bigamy:

"The penalty for bigamy is two mother-in-laws"...

JD said...

The fact that she goes shooting with you may or may not be related to your shortened lifespan if you decide you want a second wife. . . .