Okay, so I consider myself to be a minor trivia expert, I watch Jeopardy and when I keep score (as in, get a life) usually end up in first, maybe second place. I’ve annoyed many friends by jumping in and explaining some obscure and (to me, anyway) fascinating factoid. I’ve read the sciences extensively, ya da ya da, was convinced I knew enough useless drivel to last a lifetime.
Then, tonight, we’re watching an old ‘Friends’ episode and one of them (Joey, I think; I don’t watch it very often, don’t know the cast) complains about a women he had to dump because she had a really pronounced Adam’s Apple. Everyone except me had a good chuckle, my loving wife finally explained that only men have Adam’s apples; women don’t. Good joke, but … Where the heck did this come from??? Why wasn’t I told???
Okay, so I’ve regained my composure and there are a few obvious questions that spring to mind:
One; is this actually true (not that I’d ever doubt the love of my life but sometimes it’s prudent to get a second opinion)?
B) what other gross anatomical differences are there? (Stop it! I’m not talking about those bits, although I personally know men who have bigger brea … never mind) The whole missing rib thing is a myth. We have minor muscular differences, the reason that there are still women’s and men’s events in the Olympics. All this I know, but this one strikes me as a biggie. Next thing you know, somebody will be telling me that most women have their hearts over there where my liver is.
3 - what the heck is an Adam’s Apple FOR, anyway? If it really only occurs in men, is this some kind of bizzare ascending testicle or something? (BTW, I also have five nipples and I’ve been lead to believe that this, while not exactly normal, is not exactly unusual)
Okay, so I’ve done some preliminary field tests: I have an Apple thingie that’s barely visible but does move around alarmingly when I swallow. My wife has no trace, none. The dogs (one female, one male) have no trace either. The cat (female) couldn’t be held down long enough to check. I’m going to post this and then go down the block knocking on doors …
Dilbert: But that would be dating myself
Dogbert: Well, it’s not like anyone else would date you