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I am *definitely* in the wrong line of work.

El Reg Reports that :

US researchers have admitted they cannot explain why women are more likely than men to get legless at sexually-themed fancy dress parties - a shock finding which is the only known exception to the rule that chaps will invariably sink more alcohol at social gatherings than the ladies.

And, most notably, that "as his team was unable to explain the surprise finding it would be necessary to carry out further field work".

This has been one of a series of updates concerning self-serving science. See here and here for further details.
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This all reminds me of the article I read in NewSci when I was a teenager, saying that a group of scientists had managed to secure a sizable grant to study the way bubbles form in beer. Nice work, I thought, if you can get it.