So, Rebecca gets a lot of emails. That’s not new. She also gets these odd suggestions, like one she shared with the rest of us the other day. They’re a little like the emails we get at the physics department at my university from people who have discovered that Einstein was wrong — just a little less elaborate maybe. Instead of a 200 page Word document, she gets these:

I wanted to ask if you might be interested in an article that I’ve written titled “10 things women do better than men”. It’s a well-researched article that covers a number of topics, including: men vs. woman in money management, gambling, relaxation, and more. Perhaps you d like to use it as a guest post on your site?
Bill

So, she responds:

Can you please write an article called “10 things women do better than men in the zoo industry”? We’re working on a series of zoo posts and this would be perfect.
Rebecca

In as little as 20 days, he comes up with:

I was thinking of few things like –
1. Woman are more emotionally oriented
2. Woman have the natural ability to grow up kids. (animals are just like kids)
3. Woman intuition
4. Woman are more loyal employ then man
Let me know if that what you look for ? I will get to more deep research.
Bill

Brilliant! Absolutely brilliant.

So, I was thinking … are woman really more loyal employ than man? I got to some deep research myself, and came up with:

Generated from Real Data (TM) by Veronica.

Generated from Real Data (TM) by Veronica herself. No cheating. Srsly.

Veronica

Veronica

Veronica is a PhD candidate in high energy physics at the University of Oslo, Norway. She loves science, and is a total science-fiction nerd. She's a queer feminist, a secular humanist, and of course a skeptic. She spends most of her free time working for one of the major LGBTQ+ organisations in Norway. She is the editor of the Norwegian Skepchick blog, but also writes for some of the other blogs in the network. She can be found on Twitter as @VeronicaInPink.

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  1. Profile photo of DataJack
    February 28, 2013 at 1:58 pm —

    OMFG this is the funniest post I have read in ages! Thank you, Veronica, you made me LOL in an airport lounge :)

  2. Profile photo of bcmystery
    February 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm —

    Shouldn’t the giraffe wedge be taller than the others?

  3. Profile photo of marilove
    February 28, 2013 at 2:07 pm —

    Hahahahahahaha, this is my new favorite day.

  4. Profile photo of Jack99
    February 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm —

    ” including: men vs. woman in money management, gambling, relaxation, and more.”
    Is Bill Russian, by chance?

  5. Profile photo of punchdrunk
    February 28, 2013 at 3:41 pm —

    Never stop doing these.

  6. Profile photo of Tobasco da Gama
    February 28, 2013 at 4:55 pm —

    I find myself doubting the claim that kids are more loyal employ than tarantulas. Tarantulas are capable of experience gratitude and love, which kids are not, and that definitely makes tarantulas pretty loyal employ, at least compared to kids.

    • Profile photo of Veronica
      February 28, 2013 at 4:57 pm —

      But children are much more likely to feed the animals on their own initiative, while tarantulas tend to just sit around doing nothin’ all day …

    • Profile photo of Brian G
      March 4, 2013 at 10:32 am —

      While I find spiders and tarantulas frightening, I think you’ve hit the nail on the head here.

  7. Profile photo of Donna
    February 28, 2013 at 8:52 pm —

    Veronica, you’re a goldarn genius!

  8. Profile photo of Anne S
    March 1, 2013 at 2:39 am —

    I only clicked on this link because I thought it was going to be about pie.

    • Profile photo of Veronica
      March 1, 2013 at 5:27 am —

      I apologise for a possibly misleading feature-image. I sometimes forget how seriously people take pie. I’m sure whoever is in charge of Bad Chart Thursday in two weeks will make sure both pi and pie lovers are considered on the most holy of physics and mathematics holidays, otherwise known as pi(e)-day!

      • Profile photo of Mike Conley
        March 1, 2013 at 7:11 am —

        Feh. Pi is wrong. Tau is where it’s at.

        (But I am quite fond of blueberry pie.)

        • Profile photo of apuc
          March 1, 2013 at 8:28 am —

          Count me firmly in the Tau camp…Also, I don’t get all the Pi-lovers being against Tau, how can you be against twice the Pi ??? :D

          • Profile photo of Anne S
            March 1, 2013 at 1:42 pm

            Who is anti-Tau? I’m just pro-everything that Vi Hart does.

      • Profile photo of Anne S
        March 1, 2013 at 1:41 pm —

        Ooh, 3.14 IS a Thursday… I think I might have to step up and volunteer to take that one.

        Also, I was just teasing, but I think it’s cute that you took my disappointment seriously. =) Great job with this post!

        • Profile photo of Veronica
          March 1, 2013 at 1:56 pm —

          Of course I take it seriously! Both pi and pie are serious topics :)

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