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Volume 9, Number 23
8 April 2003

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FAQ with no answers
Alright, back to women again. A recent piece of research shows that the average life expectancy for women is 79, while this number is around 72 for men. This makes us think of two things. One, what would 70-year-old women do during the extra years after their husbands pass away, and two, why on earth do you think those men died earlier?
The answer to the first question is controversial, however the plausible claim is they would re-marry as many times as necessary (considering cases of sudden new-husband casualties), to spend the remaining seven years effectively. Before answering the second question, let us think about a man getting married at the age of thirty, which would give him forty years of marriage before his death, on average. May I have your attention please, in numbers, 40! Considering this, well, maybe the second question needs to be re-phrased: Not dying early, but maybe living too much?
The same source says that in logical ability tests, men can only use the right portion of their brain, while women can use both the right and left portions! Hmm, that is why women keep asking how the future of your relationship will turn out, or what to wear for the graduation ball or something: questions your poor right brain could not dream about! And when you lack the ability to reply to these future-oriented questions, you ask yourself what is the big deal about anyway, there are at least forty (40) years ahead, right?
Never mind, I give up thinking. By the way, our editorial board asked me last week to relate my writings to university topics as much as possible. Hmm, I don't know how to do it, how's “don’t get married while you're still in university”?

Efe Peker (POLS/III)

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