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Contact: Inga Kiderra
University of California - San Diego

New Yorker Cartoon

Caption: Men just don't evolve. (winning caption) Oh, no, cavemen, is he going to eat me? (most often eliminated in the first round) In the tournament-style rating system used in the study, two captions were pitted against each other and participants chose the funnier of the two. In this case, the top caption was the overall winner, and the bottom one was most often eliminated in the first round.

Credit: © Mick Stevens/The New Yorker Collection/www.cartoonbank.com

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Related news release: Men win humor test (by a hair)

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