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Old 05-03-2006, 01:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Academics Develop Formula for Perfect Butt

This one really made me laugh, still not entirely sure if it should be posted in Humor or here..

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,191622,00.html

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Academics Develop Formula for Perfect Butt
Thursday, April 13, 2006
By Lukas I. Alpert


Think you've got a booty to rival Beyonce's? Now you can find out with scientific certainty.

A team of British academics has developed a mathematical formula to determine just how perfect your posterior is.

"The perfect female derriere has firmness to the touch and a resilience that prevents undue wobble or bounce, yet looks soft with flawless skin," said Dr. David Holmes, a psychology lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, who devised the formula for measuring one's moons.

And the Rosetta Stone of bootyliciousness is: (S+C) x (B+F) / (T-V).

While it may look complicated, getting to the bottom of the formula is easy, Holmes insists.
First, a woman assesses her assets on a scale from 1 to 20 (1 being worst and 20 best) in the following categories:

* S = overall shape (a ripe peach being just about right)

* C = circularity (rounder is better)

* B = bounciness (less wobble is preferred)

* F = firmness (too much push to that cushion loses points)

* T = skin texture (no cellulite, please)

Then calculate this:

* V = the ratio of one's hips to waist. Finally, do the math.

While everyone may aspire to cans of J.Lo or Jessica Simpson proportions, balance is key to achieving the perfect score of approximately 80.
"Slender thighs and hip-to-waist ratio of 0.7 will frame the perfect bum, well, perfectly," Holmes said.
"Kylie [Minogue] would score amazingly well on sphericality and symmetry. Her bottom is perfect in those categories, more so than the likes of . . . Jennifer Lopez, who has a more curvy posterior," he said.
Interestingly, a poll of 2000 people across England found that while women sided with J. Lo's rump as the best, men preferred Minogue's.

But science really settles nothing, says booty expert Sir-Mix-A-Lot.
"They got to be juicy, round, with a little jiggle to it," the "Baby Got Back" rapper told The Post yesterday, laughing hysterically. "The bubbliness does matter."
But there's only one way to measure the most desirable derriere, he said.
"You know it when you see it," he said. "We could debate this all day."
One thing springs to my mind: Someone sure have a way too much time on their hands..

On another note, I feel this way of calculating it is not scientifical at all since the values fed into the equation depends on the judgement of the one setting them. Preference will always play a role and the same butt will get several different scores depending on who judges it.. I tend to agree with Sir-Mix-A-Lot, you know it when you se it, why bother with math?

Oh and they forgot how they calculated the hip to waist ratio... it could be as simple as dividing the circumference of the wait with the circumference of the hips (waist/hips).. what do you think?
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm guessing the formula is a prediction of the average rating a random sample of people would provide for a given butt, rather than a measure of "the objective truth" of the quality said butt.

EDIT: on re-reading the article, the values going into the equation arent even measurements. They are just subjective ratings that the women apply to themselves. Well, garbage in, garbage out.
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just to blantantly rip off Fark: still no cure for cancer.
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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They got quotes from Sir-Mix-A-Lot. Awesome.
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Just to blantantly rip off Fark: still no cure for cancer.
Well what science career path would you follow given a choice? Spend all day staring down microscopes looking at cells, or spend you time judging the quality of female asses?
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Old 05-03-2006, 05:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have to give it to CSflim, he makes a convincing argument..
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This made the front page of the Daily News in NYC not too long ago, I kept forgetting to pick it up and post it.

It reminds me of the new cover of Baby Got Back.

it's in week I if you cannot get the above link to play right.
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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This reminds me of the studies about the golden ratio and attractiveness being based a large part on symmetry... except those studies used actual math figures and wasn't shit.
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:46 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Well what science career path would you follow given a choice? Spend all day staring down microscopes looking at cells, or spend you time judging the quality of female asses?
Given that my job requires me to visit strip clubs fairly regularly since I have a program for the liability coverage for all you idiots that try to touch the dancers and get beaten up, I've found the one profession that doesn't require a Phd to check out the chicas.
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:53 AM   #10 (permalink)
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So, just for fun...my butt's a 59 (of course that's only according to me).

What's yours? lol
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:40 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Scientifically, this doesn't even hold a candle to the classic A Stress Analysis of a Strapless Evening Gown. Check out the diagram:
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I agree with redlemon, I'm a breast man
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:29 AM   #13 (permalink)
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This is the kind of stuff i want to do for a living!
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Old 05-03-2006, 12:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
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And I quote the great Dana Carvey who channeled George Michael when he said:

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Look at my butt! It's a perfect circle!
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