Did you know


that a common parasite (Toxoplasma Gondii) can - according to an Australian researcher - make women prettier and men dumber?

Women infected with Toxoplasma Gondii tend to "be more outgoing, friendly, more promiscuous, and are considered more attractive to men compared with non-infected women." Men on the other hand, are reported to "have lower IQs, achieve a lower level of education and have shorter attention spans. They are also more likely to break rules and take risks, be more independent, more anti-social, suspicious, jealous and morose, and are deemed less attractive to women."

I always thought it was "nature" that caused men to like "friendly, outgoing and (more) promiscuous women", and women to be attracted to "higher IQ, high education, social and open minded men". Apparently it all comes down to a parasite. Excellent excuse for the morons on this world - but there's only a tiny chance they'll actually learn about this research, don't you think?


Help! I'm toxoplasma-intoxicated! LOL

Most people have been infected with this by the time they reach adulthood. As a rule, it just runs its course. It can be a danger during pregnancy as it can cross the placenta and cause birth defects.

Gotta love those microbes!

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