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Every year, the British Medical Journal's Christmas issue contains whimsical research papers to amuse their subscribers—but this year, it's making headlines by finding there are more men with mustaches in positions of "academic medical leadership" in the United States than women in similar positions. Ha ha?

Pictured: two stock image models who are bravely symbolizing more about society than any stock image model should ever be asked.
Pictured: two stock image models who are bravely symbolizing more about society than any stock image model should ever be asked.

Basically, of the 1,018 departmental heads at the top 50 National Institute of Health-funded medical schools (which includes top private universities, because everyone loves that government grant cash), 137 are women, or about 13%. 190 of those positions are filled by dudes with mustaches. How do they define a mustache? So glad you asked. They looked at pictures of every one of the 1,018 leaders and evaluated them based on this criteria:

Sources: British Medical Journal | h/t Washington Post