Curated by CLAI
DO IT FOR DENMARK: Denmark has a sex problem. (Re-evaluating that happiness ranking already?) Well, it’s not exactly a sex problem, per se. It’s more like a baby problem. Denmark posted a birth rate of 10 per 1,000 residents in 2013 — its lowest in decades. A Danish travel company started an ad campaign with an “ovulation contest” to boost Danish population.
- Studies show that Danes have 46% more sex on vacation. Because more sex increases the chances for more children, we call for a romantic break to save the future of Denmark
- The fewer Danes means fewer people to support the aging population — but sadly, also fewer people to spend money.
- Spies Travel travel urges Danish women to “use your cycle to identify the most likely time to conceive. Avoid stress. Get a massage. Try yoga. Take advantage of gravity. Lie down for at least 15 minutes after sex. And men, avoid tight pants. Even if you think it looks good.”
ATTRACTIVE-MAN EFFECT: If you’re pitching to investors, find an attractive male to do it for you – unless you’re one already. Surprisingly, attractive females fare the worst.
- People are most likely to find a pitch with a male voice with an image of an attractive man more appealing, more investable than a pitch by a less attractive man or woman. The group that fares most poorly are actually the attractive women
- Investors chose the businesses presented by males 68% of the time. Both males and female respond much more positively to pitches with male voices than a pitch with a female voice.
- Women-led businesses probably only receive 5%-10% of all the venture capital that’s allocated to startups in their very earliest in their growth phases.