TAKEN TO TASK.
A TEST to discover whether women are really better at multi-tasking than men involved giving 50 male and female students eight minutes to solve a maths problem, locate a restaurant on a map and explain how they would find a lost key in an imaginary field.
The volunteers also received a phone call which they could choose to answer or not. If they did, a general knowledge test was thrown in. Overwhelmingly the women did better. What's not revealed is that they then then went home via the supermarket, cooked a meal, put in the washing, mowed the lawn, wrote an essay, laid out their clothes for the next day and read a book. The men went to the pub.