Why Do Men Have Nipples? Hundreds of Questions You’d Only Ask a Doctor After Your Third Martini
By: Mark Leyner and Billy Goldberg
Reviewed By: Jon Henshaw, M.A.
As luck would have it, I went to the book store to buy one book, but stumbled across another. The title alone screamed out for me to pick it up. I obliged, and soon after flipping through the table of contents, discovered that this book was destined to leave the store with me.
Every question I read was familiar to me. Why does your pee smell when you eat asparagus? Do microwaves cause cancer? What are eye boogers? These were all questions that I had no answer for, but was also afraid to ask anyone about. This book was made for me!
Compiled by Billy Goldberg, an emergency medicine physician, and Mark Leyner, best-selling author and well-known satirist, Why Do Men Have Nipples? offers real factual and really funny answers to some of the big questions about the oddities of our bodies.
To whet your appetite, I've included some of the answers to the numerous questions posed in this book.
Does coffee stunt your growth?
Apparently not. Chalked up as a way for parents to keep their children from staying up all night, there's no evidence that coffee can stunt anyone's growth.
Why Are Yawns Contagious?
I thought it might be to get more oxygen when you're tired, but it's not. In fact, it's considered to be a totally behavioral reaction. As the theory goes, it's an empathic reaction. We naturally mimic each others' behavior in similar situations.
Why Do Men Have Nipples?
I'd tell you, but I'd probably get sued. In fact, I've probably told you too much already. Hopefully you got a taste of the book from my synopsized examples. The book is an easy and quick read. Read it on the toilet. Read it on an airplane. Be happy in the fact that you'll learn things that people have only dreamed of knowing -- until now.