Came across an article in our largest newspaper that had a very enticing title of “Brit women ashamed to run (because of) sweating” (translation mine).

The article was about a study in the UK about women/girls and sports. I think it was about this campaign.

I won’t go too deep into the fact that I assume in many countries/cultures overweight women/men don’t want to jog publicly, at least not until they have lost some of that weight.

But that’s not my point for the post today.

I thought I’d delve into the world of  some “well-established truths” that we all know and maybe you readers can comment on them?

Let’s start with these five established truths:

1.   “British women don’t want to jog in public and/or they don’t want to sweat in public”


brithin women not jogging in public So, this must be true then eh?
No joggers in UK, at least not ones that sweat?All the possible joggers seen in the parks or the streets are probably tourists, immigrants (who haven’t learned the proper English way of life yet) or some misguided rebels.

2.    Women (I suppose regardless of age, country or nationality) are bad drivers


“Every time there’s a car travelling slowly in the outside lane, forcing everyone to undertake, not responding even to flashing headlights because the driver isn’t looking in the mirror, it’s a woman.”

So hand up if you are a good driver?
No? No hands showing?
So it’s true as well then? Really?

women bad drivers

3. (All) women are envious of each other


women envious of each other


“C’mon, even the most confident women on the planet, after a couple of drinks, might admit to a tinge of resentment and envy towards other women from time-to-time.”

So ladies – used a lot of time today to envy other women?
Surely there is nothing more important in life than using your time and energy to envy what someone else has.

4.    All men think about sex all the time



“However, rather than merely wonder about whether this is true, stop for a moment to consider how you could – or could not – prove it.”

It must be pretty crowded in those pipeline-brains..
So no man thinks about anything else, ever?

men think about sex all the time

5.    Pipeline brains versus funnel cake brains

Tried to look for this thing in English, but it seems this is a Finnish concept (?): men have “pipeline brains” and women have “funnel cake brains”.

Maybe there are some other terms used for this “fact” in other languages and that’s why I couldn’t find any info on that..?pipeline funnel cake brain

The assumption (well, let’s just say it, well-known fact of course) is that pipeline brains are methodical, analytical, think straight without emotions.
OR monomaniacal, can only think about one issue (and we have already established earlier that that’d be sex!), can concentrate/do only one thing at a time.

The funnel cake brain user is emotional, illogical and rambling.
OR can concentrate on many things at the same time, can multitask, can think in complex ways.

So if you want to stop being an emotional rambler, just twist those curls into a pipe and you’re all settled! Right?


Any thoughts on these well-known and widespread truths? Please share them in comments!


donald duck without pantsPS. Google is a wonderful thing. I found this interesting “truth” on a page about cultural “facts”:
“Donald Duck comics were banned from libraries in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.”

Sorry to disappoint you, we have it in libraries, private homes, book stores, convenient stores.. we are a shameless nation flaunting a pant-less duck everywhere!!

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