Scientists at the Sydney University of Technology found that Toxoplasma gondii, a common parasite affecting between 30% to 60% of the world's population, may have an unusual effect:
"Infected men have lower IQs, achieve a lower level of education and have shorter attention spans. They are also more likely to break rules and take risks, be more independent, more anti-social, suspicious, jealous and morose, and are deemed less attractive to women.
"On the other hand, infected women tend to be more outgoing, friendly, more promiscuous, and are considered more attractive to men compared with non-infected controls.
"In short, it can make men behave like alley cats and women behave like sex kittens''.
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,20975555-29277,00.html?from=public_rss - Thanks Andrew H.!