Women Getting Prettier; Men Still Troglodytes

Now here comes a new study from Finland that finds that women generally are getting prettier with each passing generation. Men stay about the same as when we crouched naked around firepits, chewing on rocks.

In a study of American research subjects, scientists from the University of Helsinki found that attractive women tend to have more children. Also, good-looking couples tended to have more daughters, who then carry on the attractive genes. Over generations, this should cause women to look ever more appealing.

Men remain hairy and unappealing. Good looks aren’t the main thing, evolutionarily, that women are seeking from a man. No, on a primitive level, women want someone who can chase away a sabertooth tiger. With his wallet.

  • OK, enough with the heat wave. You win. We give up. A new record of 112 on Tuesday, and it could go as high as 107 today. Then we’re taunted by a little break. Might only reach the high 90s over the weekend.
  • Are you into webcams? A Facebook friend sent one that shows the Egyptian pyramids around the clock. Click here to see it. Most of the webcams around Redding show traffic, but there is this one that shows Whiskeytown Lake. It didn’t seem to be functioning properly this morning, but that might’ve been operator error. I’m the guy who spent many hours squinting at EagleCam, trying to make out those fledglings, before they finally gave up and shut that camera down.
  • Straight Ahead Big Band plays tonight at Mosquito Serenade in shady Anderson River Park. The free concert starts at 7 p.m.
  • Mark Your Calendars: The Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets for $25 a head to its annual award event. This year, they’re calling it the Industrial Awards and Luau. It’ll be Aug. 28 at the Win-River Casino Event Center. For tickets, call 225-4433, ext. 100.

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Steve Brewer

is the author of CUTTHROAT and 17 other books. Read more of his columns at http://stevebrewer.blogspot.com/, or follow him on Facebook.

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