Though assembling furniture is stereotypically a man's job, according to Ikea's German chief, Petra Hesser, women are actually better at putting together the company's flat-pack furniture. "Men never look at the directions and have the most problems with construction because they always think they can do that," said Hesser. "The woman first sorts the parts in an orderly way. Men throw them in a pile and then something goes missing." [Daily Express]