|Editorial: Are hurricanes less deadly than him-icanes?|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
The University of Illinois has just released a breakthrough study that cites a gender bias in hurricanes and their perception.
First, who cares? But ... research has a way of seeking the level of available funding.
So now we know that, of the 94 hurricanes that hit the U.S. since 1950, the ones with female names killed more people.
The study concluded that a hurricane with a male name might kill 15 people on average, whereas a storm named after (what is apparently not in this instance) the fairer sex would put 42 citizens in the ground.
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