My face is up here, guys

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It's true: dudes tend to stare at people's crotches more than women do. How do we know? Experts recently employed eye-tracking software to determine where control groups of men and women looked when presented with photographs of baseball player George Brett.

According to the Online Journalism Review:

Although both men and women look at the image of George Brett when directed to find out information about his sport and position, men tend to focus on private anatomy as well as the face. For the women, the face is the only place they viewed. This image of George Brett was part of a larger page with his biographical information. All users tested looked the image, but there was a distinct difference in focus between men and women.

Thing is, it's not just George Brett's crotch the men stared at -- when shown pictures from the American Kennel Club's website, they tended to check out the dogs' privates as well. So what does it all mean? The experts aren't sure yet -- but maybe it proves that men really are dogs.

Link via Boingboing.

March 15, 2007 - 5:09am
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