Hey y’all … watch this!

From the department of “scientifically confirming the obvious”***, we have this shocking finding:

As the researchers expected, the skateboarders took greater risks in the presence of the attractive female, even when they knew there was a greater chance they could crash. Along with this increased risk-taking, the young men had higher testosterone levels when they performed in front of the female than when they did their jumps in front of another guy.

Hardly surprising.  But it would be unwise to underestimate the ability of men to do dumb, risky stuff in groups.  After all, the words “Hey y’all, watch this!” have rarely been yelled before attempting a safe activity.

***It is often useful to do actual research on things that seem “obvious”.

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