You have noticed, I am sure, because everybody in the entire world has, that men just can not find stuff.
Male: "What did you do with this, that or the other thing?"
Female: "It's under the sink (or in the medicine cabinet, on the floor next to the bed)"
Male: "No, it's not. I looked."
So when the female interrrupts what she is doing and goes to assist in the search where it this, that, or the other thing? Under the sink (or in the medicine cabinet, or on the flooor next to the bed), of course.
Now let's admit, sometimes things get moved around. Some times they get misplaced and it's aggravating. But really--how lost can the A-1 sauce get in the refrigerator door? How many times does the toothpaste wander out of the bathroom? If blue socks get piled over with green socks, does that mean the blue socks are gone forever? Why is it that the male of the species seems genetically incapable of finding simple, everyday objects?
Well, my theory is that it is indeed a genetic failing. Look at an X. Then look at a Y? Isn't a Y just an X with a missing leg? So it makes perfect sense that the gene that allows the female to locate objects, usually by slightly moving another object that may be partially obscuring it, to be sure, resides on that leg.
I know of no serious scientific studies that have been done to prove this. It's just a matter of time. Perhaps by the time that women earn a dollar for every dollar men make for the same job the balance of power will shift and the research funding will follow. I wonder if I will be famous in my life time, or will I have to wait for the posthumous honor?