By Maria Dennis

It’s not exactly breaking news to say that men today aren’t as MANLY as their fathers and grandfathers.  But how about some stats to prove it anyway?

A new survey asked guys in their 20s and 60s about different “manly” skills.  And here are the ones that are going extinct . . .


1.  Shining your shoes.  Older men are 38% more likely to know how to do that.

2.  Fixing a leaky faucet, 35%.

3.  Changing the oil in your car, 19%.

4.  Changing a diaper, 18%.

5.  Filleting a fish, 15%.

6.  Growing and maintaining a nice beard, 12%.

7.  Throwing or hitting a curveball, 6%.

There ARE two skills where younger men had an edge.  Young guys are 11% more likely to know how to cut their own hair . . . and 2% more likely to be able to make fire without matches.  That surprises me.  Did anyone tell them lighters don’t count?

(PR Newswire)


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