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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]

…Rock Paper Scissors is harder than you think?

Rock Paper ScissorsRock Crushes Scissors
Scissors Cut Paper
Paper Covers Rock

Simple, right?

For most, yes, Rock Paper Scissors is a simple game; but for some, it’s a game of skill and strategy that demands top performances out of the athletes that dare to play.

Rock Paper Scissors is a documentary about those faithful few who devote their lives to mastering the game.

It follows Graham and Douglas Walker (aka the Walker brothers), the founders of the World Rock Paper Scissors Society and the World RPS Championships, as they try to keep their child’s game a good-natured competitive sport.

Big business, talk show pundits, Playmate mascots, and a battle of good versus evil asks the question: Can purity beat commerce?

I can’t wait to find out.

[Rock Paper Scissors]

[Via: Retro Thing]