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Smaller and live longer.
70 29%
Bigger and live shorter.
168 71%
Voters: 238.
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#1
Men carry the seeds of their own destruction in the genes present in their sperm, research suggests.

Scientists working on mice have highlighted a specific gene that, although carried by both sexes, appears to be active only in males.

They believe it allows males to grow bigger bodies - but at the expense of their longevity.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8390055.stm

Well, we knew being massive, awesome and strong enough to roundhouse kick manatees back in time was too good to be true.

Personally I wouldn't care about growing very old as long as I could pull the hearts out of bears with my bare hands, but how about you? Would you want to be small and live long, or big and live shorter?
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#2
I like being a man.


Anyone that votes longer life ought to wear a dress and have their balls removed.


Just sayin'.
#3
i dunno... but i dunno how much i believe this either.. meh
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#4
I heard a quote one time that reminds me of this, it was something like its better to live one day as a lion than a hundred years as a lamb. But I saw this badass lamb one time so I'm not sure which I'd choose.
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#5
Because mice are exactly like humans.
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#7
I want to life a good life, not a long one

I don't want to be HUGE, though.

Maybe 6' 3" 250 lbs. But the ability to military press 1000+ lbs of course...
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#8
Sucks for you guys ..im 5' 6" woman. Im not a midget AND I still get to live long. Mwaahaha

Question though..how short is short for a guy? Like to where it would really make a difference.
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#11
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I'm 15 years old, 6'5", and about 245lbs.

I think I'm gonna choose longer life...



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#12
I'm 5 6" and I have a huge e-penis.

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#14
Quote by Pat_s1t
I'm 15 years old, 6'5", and about 245lbs.




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im like 5' 11" and 115 pounds
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#15
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I'm 5 6" and I have a huge penis.

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Can we have one thread that doesn't involve your huge penis, nelsean?

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Well we've sort of known that women live longer for a while.

That's not exactly a groundbreaking discovery.


Er... there's kind of more to the article.
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#16
Quote by daytripper75
I like being a man.


Anyone that votes longer life ought to wear a dress and have their balls removed.


Just sayin'.


I voted longer life. Somebody shoot me. Unless I'm too small, than big, but where I am now I'd rather have a longer life
#17
I'd rather live slightly less time. For all I know, my last years could be cancer ridden semiconsciousness.

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Question though..how short is short for a guy? Like to where it would really make a difference.

I'll ignore the obvious joke I could make about this . I generally find anyone below 1 metre 70 to be short, I dunno what that is in feet though.
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#18
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Can we have one thread that doesn't involve your huge penis, nelsean?


But then this thread would be nothing...


but balls...
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#20
My jeans are limiting my lifespan. Them tight pants are chokin mah stuff.
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#21
well makes sense, If you grow your body huge and run yourself into the ground your gonna not live so long. It's all balance.
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#22
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9/10 women die giving birth anyway

Its not 1845 anymore.



#23
Knowing the fact I have had 4 grandparents, a mother, 6 uncles and 4 aunts die to cancer I say let me enjoy life as a huge brute and die in my 40's than live until I am 80 and crippled, cant talk, and just suffer as the cancer, chemo, and radiation slowly kill me.
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#24
I remember reading about a study a few years back, similar thing - large and shortlived vs. small and longlived - but they'd found it was related to diet/food availability. As in, animals that were always well fed or perhaps a little overfed occasionally, and therefore had better condition and were seemingly healthier, were actually outlived by their scrawnier, chronically underfed counterparts. So, the smaller malnutritioned animals were better off than the larger healthy ones.
I think they decided it had something to do with breeding; along the lines of, the bigger healthier animals had more opportunity and likelihood of reproducing so the scrawnier ones lived longer to give them more of a chance to pass on their genes.
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#26
****ing sexist genes.

I'm taking a case to the equality authority.
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#27
Saying someone is racist against men is like a saying a minority is racist against a white person. No one cares as long as they are not the one being discriminated against.
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#29
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I remember reading about a study a few years back, similar thing - large and shortlived vs. small and longlived - but they'd found it was related to diet/food availability. As in, animals that were always well fed or perhaps a little overfed occasionally, and therefore had better condition and were seemingly healthier, were actually outlived by their scrawnier, chronically underfed counterparts. So, the smaller malnutritioned animals were better off than the larger healthy ones.
I think they decided it had something to do with breeding; along the lines of, the bigger healthier animals had more opportunity and likelihood of reproducing so the scrawnier ones lived longer to give them more of a chance to pass on their genes.


It depends on what's beneficial for that animal. That last bit seems weird, but might be true.

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Saying someone is racist against men is like a saying a minority is racist against a white person. No one cares as long as they are not the one being discriminated against.


Especially since men aren't a race
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#30
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Because mice are exactly like humans.


From wiki:
Mice are common experimental animals in biology and psychology primarily because they are mammals, and also because they share a high degree of homology with humans
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#32
^ You could atleast sugarcoat it!


*Kisses biceps* it's worth it.
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#33
Looks like if they invent immortality there's going to be a lot of milfs but no dudes.
#34
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*Kisses biceps* it's worth it.
Hey Kjell... 40% protein + 40% carbs + 30% fat = die quick and chubby.

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#35
"Men carry the seeds of their own destruction"
already knew that
Aniway if I were a man I would rather be big I think. Makes me think of dogs btw, don't bigger dogs die earlier also?
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#36
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Makes me think of dogs btw, don't bigger dogs die earlier also?

Only because they're marginally more likely to be hit by a car.
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#38
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Hey Kjell... 40% protein + 40% carbs + 30% fat = die quick and chubby.

/ruining your motivation

Just worked on my abs earlier today, had my usual meals after that. My motivation remains unbroken
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#39
Well, it is nothing new that men do most things quickly. They invent things quickly, fix things quickly, and die quickly. While women, being generally useless, lie around growing old and leeching of social benefits (a system that came into existence because of men's awesomeness in the first place).
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#40
I'd much rather be big and able to do things then die a bit younger than tiny, rubbish and moulder away for years and years after my peak.
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