Captions given by men and women for cartoons were used to find if men are funnier than women.
A recent UC San Diego found that young men are a wee bit funnier than women after studying the quality of captions written by male and female undergraduates.
32 undergraduates -- 16 male, 16 female were asked to write captions for 20 New Yorker cartons. They were given 45 minutes to complete the same. Men seemed to perform better than women but by a small margin of about 0.11 points more than female writers.