The Chair Lift Debate

Ok, I want to settle this once and for all. The great chair lifting trick that women say men can’t do but only they can is complete hokum. It’s silly. You are supposed to be able to lift the chair up without bending your knees or unbending your back. It’s been said that it’s nearly impossible for guys to do this because of something like a lower center of gravity and more muscle mass.

But, I just tried it today and lifted up the chair without any trouble, though I’m not sure if I was following the rules all correctly. The next I tried it though, I took the commonly preferred three steps back, put my head agaist the wall, and trid to lift the chair…and could hardly move it…so there’s that. Many videos I watched featured guys doing it with ease, though some didn’t do it right or use the correct chair for this experiment.

What’s the science to this statement? When did it originate? Who came up with it? Did a man try to pick up a chair one day with his head against the wall and fell over, his wife seeing this and trying it herself with success? Are men and women’s bodies built with different bone structures? Do men have an extra bone that should prevent them from picking up said chair?

There really isn’t any way to prove this since everyone is built different and there’s a variety of chairs used in the experiment. Some work and some don’t. TV shows have also tried to prove or disprove this, one being All in the Family, in which the Meathead failed but the women succeeded.

The only way to really prove that women are superior to men at this little trick is to have a standardized test. Get a chair that is solid, not foldable, and is of a height that doesn’t interfere with lifting it. Put a line on the floor where one’s feet should be.

This is just the dumbest “truth” I’ve heard. It needs to be extinguished once and for all just because the results are mixed. There are too many variables to account for like angle and distance, height and weight. If a guy tries hard enough, they could do the trick. Still interesting to think about though.

Watch the video and see for yourself if you agree or not:


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Doubters Alert.”

What commonly accepted truth (or “truth”) do you think is wrong, or at least seriously doubt?  Why?

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