The 9 Most Surprising Sex Statistics - Page 9 of 9 - 9facts

The 9 Most Surprising Sex Statistics

#9. Why do you do it?

Why do you do it? - The 9 Most Surprising Sex Statistics

Sure, there’s the obvious. But there’s also an argument for men’s biological drive to perpetuate their genes: An 18th-century Russian woman holds the world record for having birthed the most children: 69, which she had over the course of 27 pregnancies that included sixteen pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets, and four sets of quadruplets. But she’s outdone by the male record-holder for most kids, a Moroccan emperor who, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, sired “at least 342 daughters and 525 sons, and by 1721, he was reputed to have 700 male descendants. Why Evolution Is True” (Viking, 2009), by Jerry Coyne

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *