13 Surprising Scientific Facts About Boys

Jodi Meltzer | Sep 10, 2014 Big Kid

Just like the old nursery rhyme suggests ... "snips and snails and puppy dog tails, that's what little boys are made of," while little girls are made of "sugar and spice and everything nice" ... boys and girls are definitely very different. We're by no means suggesting that those things are true (seriously, who would use a puppy dog tail to make a boy?), we're just pointing out that even way back in the days of yore (or whenever that nursery rhyme was written), people have known that boys and girls got different things going on inside. We're not talking about things like feelings, peeing standing up or preferring dolls to trucks, we're talking about things like who the real geniuses are and who makes better drivers. (The answers to those two might surprise you -- see #1 and #7!)

And it's not just a matter of opinion. It's fact.

Here, 13 fascinating facts about little boys.

What do you think about these findings?

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