The World Cup: Soccer’s Effect on Birth Rates and Comparing Penis Sizes

Kara Richards —  June 18, 2018

Once every four years, the world is blessed with the biggest sporting event on the planet. Wars stop, political differences are set aside, and people stand to support their respective nations. Football can change individual lives and bring entire countries together both on and off the field with moments that will last forever. You will always remember where you were when your team scored the game-saving goal. The feelings of elation and joy shared by the players to their fans can also transcend off the field and outside of the stadium, sometimes in the form of sex. Below are some birth rate patterns that, coincidentally, occur about the World Cup.

Vuvuzelas and Baby Boys

South Africa became the first African country in history to host the World Cup in 2010. For the nation, this was a prestigious honor and a momentous milestone, and they did not disappoint in their hosting duties. Some may call South African native Siphiwe Tshabalala’s goal against Mexico the highlight of the tournament that year. He performed one v. one breakaway that he scorched the upper 90 with. As hosts, the country did an excellent job with the tournament. No one in attendance or who watched at home will ever forget the noise of the vuvuzelas, which they made infamous. Buzzing around the stadium like a swarm of hornets, the sound has become associated with South Africa. With all the excitement surrounding the tournament and that comes with being the host nation, an interesting figure occured nine months after the tournament. 1,088 boys were born in South Africa at that time, majorly disrupting the trend of male to female births. Researchers pointed at the World Cup as being the reason behind the change.

The Viking-Thunder Clap

Iceland is the newest country to take the football world by storm. They are entering into their first World Cup ever next week, and many eyes will be on this nation which has the smallest population of any that qualified for this year’s tournament. Iceland’s team is famous for its long last names and unique celebration, known as the Viking-Thunder Clap. Whereas they do not have an increase in birth rates from a World Cup (yet), their famous victory over England on June 27 in the 2016 Euro created a baby boom. Nine months after that win, doctors reported having given the most epidurals at the hospital for a weekend. With Croatia, Nigeria, and World Cup favorite Argentina, standing in their way at the tournament, it will be exciting to see what moments they have on the field to create a new baby boom.

Going Head To Head

In the end, all of these nations will be competing on the field. However, we want to take a moment to discuss the competition off the field. Much like the odds of winning the Cup are different among each team given their abilities, average penis size varies different from country to country. Colombia will be hoisting the trophy this year, and Japan will be packing up early and heading home. The average size of all nations combined would come to be 5.79 inches. The United States, who failed to qualify this year and broke the hearts of many fans, fell below average, much like in the actual tournament, at 5 inches. As you gear up to watch the World Cup this year, if you want to be able to perform off the field and gain more confidence, check out Hims for information on all your personal men’s health needs.

Kara Richards

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