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onifre
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Message 46 of 72 (569766)
07-23-2010 6:01 PM
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07-23-2010 5:59 PM


Re: We're not perverts!
Have you seen my mum? She has to go for girls to get some.

Damn, and you guys drink over there. She must be, well, yicks!

She needs to hang out at comedy clubs, we don't care brotha.

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purpledawn
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Message 47 of 72 (569768)
07-23-2010 6:05 PM
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07-23-2010 12:55 PM


quote:
When I was in high school, back in the Neolithic Age, girls used to carry their books cradled in both arms like a baby and boys carried theirs in one hand at their sides like a spear. (Not my imagery. I read about it somewhere.)

I don't know if they still do that (or even if they still use books) but I suppose it's a related phenomenon.


Yep, I remember that. It felt strange carrying books down to one side with one hand. (Had to try). Always wondered about that difference.

Of course, one couldn't sneak up behind a girl and push the books out of her hand as you could the way the boys carried them.

Maybe it does deal with instincts. Very interesting.


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Message 48 of 72 (569773)
07-23-2010 6:25 PM
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07-23-2010 6:05 PM


PD writes:

Maybe it does deal with instincts. Very interesting.


It occurs to me (finally) that the kids use backpacks nowadays. I bet Og the caveman came home one day carrying a deer over his shoulders and Mrs. Og figured that, with some modifications, that would be a good way of carrying a baby.


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Huntard
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Message 49 of 72 (569796)
07-23-2010 8:44 PM
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07-23-2010 4:28 PM


Re: We're not perverts!
onifre writes:

There's no such thing as an ugly chick. It just means you're too fuckin' sober!


That's why included the word exceptionally, normal ugly chicks get a pass when the beer is involved.

I'd need to be passed out on the floor fpr the exceptional ones, and when that happens, I don't think any chick can get a rise out of me.


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Message 50 of 72 (569800)
07-23-2010 8:51 PM
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07-23-2010 6:05 PM


Elbows
It felt strange carrying books down to one side with one hand. (Had to try). Always wondered about that difference.

Females have elbows that articulate at a significantly different angle than do males.

Just get a group of people to extend their arms out in front of them, palms up, and you can see the differences.

This might have something to do with it.


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Message 51 of 72 (569805)
07-23-2010 9:08 PM


<<<< Us fat ugly chicks need love too :(
    
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Message 52 of 72 (569863)
07-24-2010 10:23 AM
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07-21-2010 9:06 AM


I've recently become intrigued by the fact that so many women walk around with their arms folded (crossed over their belly). They do this in all kinds of situations and weather - even when it's hot.

Literally walking around with arms crossed? I'm not sure I've ever seen that, except when it is cold outside and people are trying to preserve body heat.

Strange... This might be an uniquely cultural thing that women do in the UK.


"Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it" -- Thomas Paine
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Taz
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Message 53 of 72 (569927)
07-24-2010 6:15 PM


Might as well ask why men put both their hands right in front of their crotch.
  
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Message 54 of 72 (569928)
07-24-2010 6:17 PM
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07-23-2010 12:55 PM


Ringo writes:

When I was in high school, back in the Neolithic Age, girls used to carry their books cradled in both arms like a baby and boys carried theirs in one hand at their sides like a spear. (Not my imagery. I read about it somewhere.)


Damn, you people are old. Am I the only one still racing to get to his thirties around here?
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Message 55 of 72 (570069)
07-25-2010 11:40 AM
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07-23-2010 6:05 PM


Books in the gutter
Ringo writes:

When I was in high school, back in the Neolithic Age, girls used to carry their books cradled in both arms like a baby and boys carried theirs in one hand at their sides like a spear. (Not my imagery. I read about it somewhere.)

I don't know if they still do that (or even if they still use books) but I suppose it's a related phenomenon.

Yep, I remember that. It felt strange carrying books down to one side with one hand. (Had to try). Always wondered about that difference.

Of course, one couldn't sneak up behind a girl and push the books out of her hand as you could the way the boys carried them.

Maybe it does deal with instincts. Very interesting.

Yeah I know how that is. I had my books knocked out of my hand back in 1963. One book , the one on the bottom of the pile that was fully in my hand had the cover and fist 20 or so pages torn apart. I wound up having to pay for it, a cool 10 bucks which was a lot for a 15 year old back then.


There is no better love between 2 people than mutual respect for each other WT Young, 2002

Who gave anyone the authority to call me an authority on anything. WT Young, 1969

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Huntard
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Message 56 of 72 (570094)
07-25-2010 3:40 PM
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07-24-2010 6:17 PM


Taz writes:

Damn, you people are old. Am I the only one still racing to get to his thirties around here?


Nope, 28 right here.
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DBlevins
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Message 57 of 72 (570135)
07-25-2010 7:36 PM
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07-21-2010 9:06 AM


Center of Gravity
It might be that because mens center of gravity is higher (chest shoulder area) than for women, who's center of gravity is at the hips. As a man, folding your arms might make you feel slightly off-balance as you walk because it raises your center of gravity slightly.
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Taz
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Message 58 of 72 (570139)
07-25-2010 7:56 PM
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07-25-2010 7:36 PM


Re: Center of Gravity
DBlevins writes:

It might be that because mens center of gravity is higher (chest shoulder area) than for women, who's center of gravity is at the hips. As a man, folding your arms might make you feel slightly off-balance as you walk because it raises your center of gravity slightly.


There's a very simple way to demonstrate this.

If you put a chair up against the wall and then stand bent over it with your body forming a 90 degree angle and your head meeting the wall, a man will not be able to pick up the chair while a woman would.

When I was in college 60 years ago, when this fact was brought to our attention, our entire physics department had a lot of fun testing this out. As more and more people saw other people trying to do this, more and more people stepped up and volunteered. It was funny watching the macho, body building type guys trying with all their might and failed to pick up the chair that way. The women thought it was the easiest thing to do.

Fun times...

Not to mention one time one of the groups accidently shot their air canon into the wall and made a hole in the wall. My partner and I topped it off by making our gasoline engine rigged into a hydrogen engine explode in the lab.

Still keeping my fingers crossed about them sending us a bill.


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Message 59 of 72 (570140)
07-25-2010 8:19 PM
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07-25-2010 7:56 PM


Re: Center of Gravity
If you put a chair up against the wall and then stand bent over it with your body forming a 90 degree angle and your head meeting the wall, a man will not be able to pick up the chair while a woman would.

Not quite.

They can both pick up the chair, the challenge is to then stand straight up. However, in order for this to work, as I understand it, both need to got heel to two three times to determine how far away from the wall they stand. And, the man can't push off the wall.

There's a discussion of this at an old snopes forum board here.


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Taz
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Message 60 of 72 (570175)
07-26-2010 3:59 AM
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07-25-2010 8:19 PM


Re: Center of Gravity
subbie writes:

They can both pick up the chair, the challenge is to then stand straight up.


Correction: inappropriate use of a comma. If you want to play the nitpicking game instead of inserting common sense where appropriate, I can play this game, too.
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