Five reasons to rejoice own unattractiveness
The life of every man there comes a time when he learns what natural selection. And not only in biology classes, but also, so to speak, in action. In each class there own star around which / whom and begins to spin the whole school life. And if the star - not you, then there is a risk to spend the rest of his life (ie, virtually all) sighing that evolution has decided to filter you out of the gene pool of the unsightly appearance.
And it's a big mistake. Unattractive appearance can certainly cause a lot of inconvenience, but it has some significant advantages. For example…
1. From the high make good models, but stunted live longer
Low growth has never been considered a sign of sexual attractiveness. But it turns out there is in this, and quite a serious advantage - for the long-legged sometimes have to pay a reduced life expectancy.
This fact is confirmed by numerous studies, with the most different. And because he can not just be a number of coincidences that scientists take for the law. Moreover, data on which is made a conclusion obtained from across the earth. So everything is solid.
Champions in life expectancy - the Japanese city of Okinawa. Their average height - 4, 9 feet (or 149 cm). Moreover, it was found that tall people are more prone to heart disease and cancer, while among the undersized nations, such as the African tribes, such diseases are practically no.
It may be objected: "Why, then, according to the same statistics, we (mankind) are becoming every year higher and healthier?" The answer is simple - because the medicine is also not standing still, and compensates for the trouble, delivered growth. Scientists argue that the high people are more likely to develop cancer for the simple reason that their bodies more cells vulnerable to carcinogens. They have calculated that if a woman is above 150 centimeters, then each additional 10 centimeters of growth to increase her chances of getting cancer by 16 percent.
That is, the more people - the greater the danger.
2. Ugly men are more prolific
Suppose the main prize in the genetic lottery went to someone else. And you're whole life sighing, looking like something that gets you to sweat and blood, floats your more attractive buddies directly into the hands of its own accord.
If that's you, then we have something to console you. Studies have shown a direct link between physical attractiveness and the ability to reproduce their own kind. And it is not in favor of your cute friends. Science will not spend, and it clearly states that unattractive men are more fertile.
Just think: nature knows that handsome men gave more opportunities to attract a woman, and therefore they need to make more efforts to conceive. And the ugly must somehow manage to continue their family as soon as the fall of rare finest hour.
3. Large noses healthier
People attach such importance to the form and size of their nose, that in America alone every year takes place 50 thousand plastic surgeries related to the correction of this detail. Of course, no one wants to see a huge switch, looking in the mirror every morning, but turning it into a small and neat may adversely affect health. And we mean not only the effects of the operation.
Studies have shown that large noses - the best defense against germs and infections. It would seem: the bigger the nose, the more nasties he can drag himself. In fact, the opposite is true - that the bigger the nose, the better it protects its wearer from the dangers of the outside world. It would seem - like the nose larger can draw less? But if a person has a big nose, that does not mean that he inhales more air. This means that all of the required his air he breathes through his nose. And if you have a small nose, then you will miss the missing breath. The nose, as opposed to the mouth is provided with an air filtration system. Therefore, a large nose really able to protect you from infection.
4. Women prefer ... spineless men (at least during the crisis)
All my life we hear the assertion that women love the so-called "alpha male." It's such a confident, muscular representative of a strong half of humanity, the best way to fight Armed with nature with any T. rex. And this is true ... until you will come hard times.
As a result, scientific studies have shown that in times of economic turmoil rules of the game are changing. This, of course, sounds very strange, but the fact remains - in times of crisis women are beginning to pay more attention to the men of the "weakling" category.
First study, which involved completely educated women, seemingly confirmed that the price of their strong men capable of making decent, although these women and themselves with a career evolved quite well and patronage they are not particularly needed. This was the so-called "fat years". And when the crisis broke, the same sort of experiment showed that all the wisdom that women from time immemorial taught evolution, completely forgotten.
It turned out that in difficult times a woman in choosing their husbands longer to get accustomed to men who can be called "normal" than a strong and charismatic handsome men. Scientists explain this oddity in that difficult time much more valuable is the one who is easier to keep beside him. "Let not kazisty but their and not going anywhere."
So, it turns out, it is now the "beta male" is the golden time.
5. The life fun, so it is shorter than
Despite the fashion for vampires and other evil spirits, optimistic with a good sense of humor is still enjoying great success with the opposite sex.
In one of the largest ever conducted research, scientists have traced the lifetime of children born in the 1920s, up to the moment of their death.
All study participants live a normal life, they had different destinies, different characters and relationships with others. Some of them were happy, cheerful, "popular" among peers in childhood, while others were held in the school years apart, were considered to be shy and boring.
The results of this long study surprised everyone. When scientists brought together all of the data collected over 90 years, it became clear that lived the happiest school years died earlier than those whose childhood was spent without much joy.
Why? Happy children growing up tend to take unnecessarily risky decisions, and so close to disaster. Less lucky there were more circumspect. This is the secret of longevity.