Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Yes, Humanity Will Survive

The BBC has reported the results of a preliminary study conducted among a remote tribe in Tanzania which observed that males with low voices tend to produce more children. The researchers have yet to figure out why, speculating that females may find husky male voices more attractive than falsettos, or perhaps baritones begin their reproductive years earlier than higher-voiced males.

I think there's some truth here, having fathered 5 children and possessing vocal chords which have been described as just a tad to the north of Barry White's.

I would like to point out that Freddie Mercury had no offspring, so the study must be true. But the important part of this research is that it gives us some degree of security in the knowledge that the world will not be infected by successive generations of James Blunts, Damien Rices and their testosterone-challenged ilk.

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Blogger merlinprincesse said...

Hhehehe! I love James Blunt... blah! You know, the answer is simple, the more testosterone, the lower the voice... :)

11:02 AM  
Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

There's some science at work here - high voice = pants to tight, scrotum too close to the body = no kids. Low voice, loose pants, lots of sperm.

5:51 PM  
Blogger nanuk said...

merlinprincesse - We'll have to do something about your taste in music ;-)
Phos: bring back the zoot suit, I always say

9:34 PM  
Blogger Eternally Curious said...

W-h-i-t-e B-e-a-r!!!!!!

I'm dating myself, but I seem to remember (from my completely inappropriate youth) there being a different reason gals were attracted to guys with deep voices. Something about the deeper the voice the longer .... oh, never mind!!!

Scotch (NOT scotch tape) is on its way to you as your Welcome Home present!

Scratch that puppy behind the ears for me, won't you?

Now then - D-O-N-'-T go away again!!!!

7:31 AM  
Blogger Fuff said...

No little James Blunts? One can hope..

8:04 PM  
Blogger The Wrath of Dawn said...

No little James Blunts? That's the best news I've heard all week. (Sorry merlinprincesse!)

I have to confess to a preference for deeper male voices. Something about that bass rumble triggers primeval responses.

Said too much.

6:12 PM  

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