Macho hugs

If you were to ask me whether men or women are more likely to kiss and makeup after a fight, I'd confidently say that women are more inclined towards this than men and I would be wrong. A team of anthropologists who studied hugging, hand-shaking and other sorts of cuddly contact after fierce sports competitions found that men were much more likely to perform these acts and that they tended to engage in them for longer than women.  

The whole reason for this research was to determine how men living in tribal settings are able to work together following the sorts of violent tests of dominance that are common in these sorts of places. Unfortunately for us, the researchers were not able to get permission from their university to have spear duels on their campus to explore this question so they had to settle for studying athletes after playing tennis and ping pong instead. You can read more in The Economist article that I wrote on this here