Site uncovers dull man trapped in a young woman's body

Linda Harrison is alarmed

It comes as no surprise that US site dullmen.com has struck a chord with many British men. What is unnerving is the discovery that in every fiery, hip young woman, there seems to be a dull middle-aged man trying to get out. Dullmen.com promises to free lads from the modern shackles of having to be 'in and trendy', and to "let them enjoy instead the simple, ordinary things of everyday life". Current delights include: Things To Do With Marmite and a list of luggage carousel rotation worldwide – clockwise in Boston and Manchester Terminal Three, anti-clockwise in Guam and San Diego. For women unsure of what to give the dull man who has everything, there's a gift list. Suggestions include a video tape of corn growing, a CD of elevator music, or a simple can of spam. And what testosterone-rich site would be complete without a smut section? In this case, no page three – instead, X-rated pictures of a parasitic fungi called smut that attacks flowering plants. I could feel the site growing on me, so checked out the Are you (or someone you know) a Dull Man? test. Spookily, it turns out that I am. I love airplane food, and macaroni; grey is one of my favourite colours, and I can definitely list more than one dull book I've read in my life. The discovery, which makes me one of 100,000 dull-as-ditchwater visitors to the site every day, prompted a look at the calendar for dreary men. It turns out that we're in the midst of Egg Salad Week (5-11 April), and about to embark on National Folding Road Maps Week (11-17 April). Sadly we've missed National Bath Safety month (January), but don't worry because national baked bean month (July) is just around the corner. ® Related Stories Heat is on to find the world's most boring Web site We are no geeks, say IT users

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