The battle of the sexes has been dealt a severe blow in the man's corner this week by a gent from Elbląg, Poland.
Tomasz Paczkowskiwas wanted to prove a point when he had a few days off work, so rather than lounge around watching TV and playing console games, he decided to do a bit of ironing while watching the boxing. We do know that beer was involved, and apparently this was right after Tomasz had finished breakfast. Whether the breakfast was being eaten at breakfast time we may never know.
"Women are always going on about multi-tasking, so I set up the iron, opened a beer and put the boxing on the telly.
"Trouble was, I got so involved in the boxing that I wasn't really thinking about what I was doing.
"So when the phone rang I picked up the iron by mistake and pressed it to my ear. The pain was incredible."
Tomasz didn't stop there. With the remaining brain cells he hadn't just fried, he quickly ran to the sink to get cold water on his face, but took his failure to a new level when he ran head first into a door frame. Tomasz is now sporting a black eye as well as burns to his ear and face.
This story features in worldwide news articles, making this a fail of epic proportions, and adding jet fuel to the burning question of whether men can multi-task. In Poland, it would appear we cannot.