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…Playboy’s playmates don’t have average BMIs?

Playboy Playmate BMI

Wired put together a rather interesting bit of ‘infoporn’ that compares the BMI (body-mass index) of Playboy playmate centerfolds to that of the typical American woman from December 1953 (Marilyn Monroe) to January 2009 (Dasha Astafieva).

The results are clear: While the typical American woman’s BMI has steadily climbed over the years, the typical playmate’s has slowly declined over that same period.

As Wired notes though, the facts and figures given by Playboy for each of their playmates probably have a fair dose of estimation, guessing and exaggeration built in, but even still, it’s telling of what they think the average American ‘wants’ vs. what the average American really is.

[Wired – Playboy Playmate BMI and Average BMI]

[Via: Flowing Data]

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…It’s Movie Monday: Streamlined 08?

Streamlined 08

Though you’ve probably never seen a paragliding action movie before (I know I hadn’t!) Streamlined 08 is here to show you what you’ve been missing.

Featuring several aero maneuver filled runs, wingsuit base jumping, as well as special “drop bag” jumps from bridges, balloons, cable cars, dam walls, a gyrocopter and an aircraft, this movie will definitely give your heart a nice little boost, and might even get you to consider picking up a rig of your own and giving it a try if the wind is right and the mood strikes you:

[Team Silver]