Sure, every guy wants to know if he is average, or better yet, above average when it comes to height, weight, intelligence and earning income. But in this quiz, you'll learn even more than that. Things like how does an average father feel about parenting. And how many times does the average Joe lie to people in a day? (No shame here, we all do it.)
And even when it comes to biological differences between the sexes, some physical things will now make more sense. Like why men have bigger noses (more oxygen is needed to fuel the higher muscle mass in men, so bigger nostrils are required.) You'll also find out how many books an average avid male reader will consume in a year. And whether the average guy is circumcised at birth.
Of course, all the regular stats are there for your consumption -- from average shoe size to average lifespan. After you read all the demographics, you'll end up with a snapshot of the man on the street. Whether you call him Joe Blow, Joe Schmo or the common man, you can't compare yourself unless you take the quiz. So go on, see how above average you really are!
In 2018, the average American man's height is 5' 9". A century ago, the average American man was 67 inches, or approximately 5'6".
If you're planning to retire at 62, you'll have almost 17 years of retirement. So plan well, or work longer. Men are expected to live up to 79 years old.
If you counted your own to answer this question, don't worry if you have 11 or 13, you'll do just fine. However, the average man has 12 ribs.
The average man in America walks around in size nine shoes. Feet do get bigger over decades of pounding. Some people over the age of 40 can gain half a shoe size every 10 years.
As dads, the average man sees parenting as central to their identity. Some 57 percent of fathers said this in a 2015 survey.
In the U.S., obesity is a problem with over 30-40 percent of people qualifying as obese, hence the average weight of a person might be higher than what's optimally healthy.
A man has an average of 100,000 hairs on his body. It seems incredible, but it's true!
Actually there are more women than men in this country. In 2015, the male to female ratio was 97.9 males per 100 females.
There are just a few years difference between men and women. The average age of first marriage for women in 2017 was 27.4 years. For men, it’s slightly older at 29.5 years.
Dads are much more involved in child care than they were 50 years ago. In 2015, fathers spent eight hours a week on child care – about triple the time they provided back in 1965.
You hear about the graying of America, but actually in the male population, there are more 20-year-olds right now than any other single age group. The second largest single age group is 50-year-olds.
These are the average incomes for American men at several different age groups, according to the 2017 Bureau of Labor Statistics.
There's a difference between men and women on this one. As many as 8 percent of men and 0.5 percent of women in America. Most men with red-green color blindness have Northern European ancestry.
For adults, the average man's head size is greater than 22.8 inches in men and greater than 22.4 inches in women.
Men have bigger heads, longer arms and longer legs than women, relative to body size. Sources differ on comparative limb length, but they all agree women have smaller, lighter heads and necks.
The average man gets about 7 hours a sleep on a work night. How do you compare?
There are 27 bones in all, with four bones in each finger, and seven bones in the wrist These bones, along with tendons and nerves, make it possible to do most anything with your hands.
Age 23 is when the average guy is in the best shape of his life. Not to worry, you can be the exception to the rule.
Not everyone can break the 4-minute mile. According to EliteFeet.com the average Joe takes 8 minutes and 34 seconds to run a mile.
The most commonly purchased men's rings range between 8 to 10-½ with size 9 being the most popular size.
According to data from the US Census Bureau, on average, a woman earns 80.5 cents for every dollar a man earns.
The USDA reports that sedentary men burn approximately 2,000 to 2,600 calories each day. So to maintain your weight you shouldn't consume more than that number of calories daily if you don't exercise.
Normal blood pressure is considered to be 120/80 or below. Hypertension or high blood pressure is defined as 130/80 or higher.
The typical adult American male is overweight, with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 28.6, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 is a normal range and a BMI of 30 or higher is considered obese.
The most common cause of death for men in the U.S. is heart disease. The number of deaths per year is 633,842, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The average adult male has about 50 percent more muscle mass and 50 percent less body fat than the average adult female.
Approximately 56 percent of boy babies born in the U.S. are circumcised at birth. This is actually a decline of 20 percent since 1950.
A survey carried out by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment in 2009 before the release of the TV series, "Lie to Me" revealed that the average man men lies to his colleagues, boss or partner 6 times a day. Usually the common lying phrase is “It’s OK. I’m fine.”
The average man stores fat between his organs and in the upper body, especially the abdomen. This creates the "beer gut" or “beer belly” in men.
Men tend to have more difficulty hearing high-pitched sounds, whereas when women age they tend to have trouble hearing low-pitched sounds.
When if comes to being unfaithful, men are better at reading subtle clues in the relationship than women, according to a study in the Journal of Human Nature.
Men have 10 percent larger noses than women. Which makes sense since men have larger muscle mass requiring more oxygen. And to get that oxygen, they need bigger nostrils.
Men actually have thicker skin. They have a higher collagen density, which makes them look younger longer.
A survey by the federal government concluded that men had a median of seven female sex partners whereas women had a median of four male partners.
Among avid readers surveyed by the AP, the typical man reads five books in a year while the average women reads nine books.