Friday, October 23, 2009


Weird News Central: John McCain Lowers Testosterone?

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Young men who voted for John McCain last November lost more than a presidential election – they lost a little manliness.

Researchers at Duke University and the University of Michigan asked 183 men and women to spit into cups just after they voted. Later that evening, when Obama supporters began whooping it up, they spit into cups again.

The finding: Hormone levels in Republican men shrank more than 25 percent.

This week, America Online Senior Correspondent Buck Wolf looks into the ongoing studies that show that male testosterone drops when things don’t go their way.

Says Wolf: “Studies all seem to confirm that when a guy loses a video game, watches his favorite team get beat, or watches his favorite presidential candidate go down in flames, it effects his hormone levels and mood.”

Interestingly enough, Republican women and Democrats of both sexes saw their testosterone levels stay about the same throughout Election Night.

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