OddFile: Not All About the Thumb
Hitchhiking is a great way to get chopped up into little pieces and left in separate bags along the interstate. But if you’re a woman looking to hitch a ride, you might want to read: “Bust size and hitchhiking: a field study“:
To test the effect of a woman’s bust size on the rate of help offered, 1200 male and female French motorists were tested in a hitchhiking situation. A 20-yr.-old female confederate wore a bra which permitted variation in the size of cup to vary her breast size. She stood by the side of a road frequented by hitchhikers and held out her thumb to catch a ride. Increasing the bra-size of the female-hitchhiker was significantly associated with an increase in number of male drivers, but not female drivers, who stopped to offer a ride.
Lesson: French women are mean. Yes, of course, this study was conducted in France.
HT: NCBI ROFL
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