At least I assumed that the question of men and childbirth was unanswerable. After all, how the hell do you test that theory? Get a guy knocked up?
But some clever, or perhaps sadistic, scientist has worked out how to give a man all the symptoms and sensations of going through labour, excluding the actual pushing out a human being through a hole not really sized for it. By attaching electrodes to specific spots on the man's abdomen, they can mimic the contractions a pregnant woman has, thus finally answering the question of who has a lower pain threshold, men or women.
It's interesting though. This bloke manages to make it through three hours of simulated labour before he throws in the towel. Not exactly realistic I suppose, a pregnant woman wouldn't be able to just give up half way through. But other than tying him to he bed I guess they couldn't really force him to continue.
But I thought you mothers out there would find this video very interesting ... especially as guilt trip inducing material. It should be good for breakfast in bed for the next few weekends at the very least.