Friday, April 21, 2006

The Perfect Ass

This is a few days old but I thought it would make a suitable Friday posting. A psychology lecturer, David Holmes of Manchester Metropolitan University in England, has come up with a math equation to express the perfect female derriere.
The magical figures are (S+C) x (B+F)/T = V. Though the equation looks rather complicated, it is, according to the scientist, simple.

It assesses shape, bounce, firmness and symmetry – all factors that add up to the bottom line.

S is the overall shape or droopiness of the bottom, C represents how spherical the buttocks are, B measures muscular wobble or bounce, while F records the firmness.

V is the hip to waist ratio, or symmetry of the bottom, and T measures the skin texture and presence of cellulite.

I guess these things are all a matter of taste, but Dr Holmes did give an example of the person he believes has the perfect, mathematically proven, behind so you could use that as a baseline should you like to modify the equation to match your tastes.
Dr Holmes said that Kylie Minogue, whose celebrated bottom relaunched her career with the help of a pair of hotpants, would almost certainly score a perfect 80.

Personally I can’t really argue with him there. Still the day to day usefulness of this equation may be some what limited as no math equation could ever replace observation and hands on practical experimentation.

[via Boing Boing]

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