Sex At Dawn By Christopher Ryan

Sex At Dawn is an evolutionary explanation about how and why we mate.

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KEY TAKEAWAYS:

• “The function of the imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange.” -G. K. Chesterton

• The Food and Drug Administration tells it’s inspectors to ignore insect parts in black pepper unless they find more than 475 of them per 50 grams, on average. Some estimates suggest that Americans unknowingly eat anywhere from one to two pounds of insects per year.

• Our DNA differs from that of chimps and bonobos by roughly 1.6 percent, making us closer to them than a dog is to a fox.

• A recent survey in the United States found that 45% of those with a net worth (excluding their home) over $1 million were worried about running out of money before they died. Over 1/3 of those with more than $5 million had the same concern.

• “He is the richest who is content with least, for contentment is the wealth of nature.” -Socrates

• Monkey meat is on the menu at fancy Chinese restaurants and jungle barbecues in many parts of the world.

• The average height expectancy of prehistoric humans was about 3 ft, so a 4ft man was considered a giant.

• The less an individual slept, the more likely he or she was to come down with the common cold. Those who slept less than seven hours per night were three times as likely to get sick.

• Intermittent fasting was associated with more than a 40% reduction in heart disease.

• Men’s bodies are from 10 to 20% bigger and heavier than women’s on average, a ratio that appears to have held steady for at least several million years.

• Research found that even a brief chat with an attractive woman raised men’s testosterone levels by an average of 14%. When those same men spend a few minutes talking with other men, their testosterone level fell by 2%.

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2 thoughts on “Sex At Dawn By Christopher Ryan

  1. This book was a life changer for me! It’s one of my top-ten recommended books. I love all your takeaways because they were completely different than mine. That’s the glory of a book. We all get something different from the same set of words. Makes me long for a readers group again.

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