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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]

…Free is the future of business?

Free

For a fantastic article on why free is the future of business, check out Wired.

[Wired – Free! Why $0.00 Is The Future Of Business]

…Blog posts don’t follow a simple path?

Wired Blog Post Infographic

Ever wonder what happens to a blog post after “Publish” is clicked?

The post is crawled, indexed, mined, scraped, republished, and propagated throughout the Web, going from servers to spiders to suits – to you.

To help explain this process a bit better, Wired has created a fantastically simple infographic.

Where do you fit in?

[Wired – The Life Cycle Of A Blog Post]

[Via: Boing Boing]

…Taryn Simon gets good access?

Taryn Simon

Though it took over four years, Taryn Simon managed to gain access into some of America’s mot top-secret, highly restricted areas for her latest book, called An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar.

Topics include decomposing bodies, radioactive waste, deadly viruses and death-row recreation, so you know the results are going to be good.

Check out Wired’s article for a preview, and prepare to get behind closed doors into areas that you were never meant to see.

[Taryn Simon]

[Wired – Photographer Taryn Simon Shoots America’s Best-Kept Secrets]