Well, at least when it comes to almost getting themselves killed accidentally.

Recently, the Christmas edition of the British Medical Journal was released, where those fun-loving science types decide to forego some of their more serious research and have a bit of a laugh. It's a yearly tradition at this stage, sure didn't we all know that? 

Using data gathered from the Darwin Awards, they decided to study which gender would be more likely to die as a result of doing something incredibly stupid, and as it turns out, it's men. In case you're unfamiliar with The Darwin Awards, they are given to those people who died in a way that was totally avoidable if they'd just stopped for a moment and thought to themselves "this isn't my best idea". 

Taking a sample size of all the data from 1995 to 2014, Ben Alexander Daniel (a student at the King Edward VI School in the U.K.) and his team analysed what percentage of those who won the award were male, and it turns out that it's a worryingly large majority. 88.7% of Darwin Award winners in that timeframe were men, and thus offer this as evidence of the existence of MIT or "male idiot theory". 

While that's a pretty morbid way to have fun (they are doctors, after all), The Science of Us point out that the article did state that within these stats is some important information: men (and young men in particular) "tend to be more impulsive and engage in more dangerous risk-seeking behavior than women", and as a result also end up in emergency rooms with stupid injuries more often too. 

Via The Science of Us