Monday, December 1, 2008

I live in #2

Interesting Research Study on promiscuity in different developed countries. Germany is #2 and the country founded by Puritans is #6!!!

This reminds me of the common European belief that USA is the fattest nation in the world but we only "weigh in" at #9.


headbang8 said...

Hmmm...a population cut-off of ten million skews the data considerably, since it leaves out Sweden, Denmark, and (notoriously) Finland.

As well, many balkanised regions (like the Balkans) with a total of more than ten million get thrown out because no individual countries are big enough to make it on the list.

Scandinavians and Eastern Europeans would make the world look like a hornier place, I'm sure.

Sad about the German ranking, too. Alas, Yelli, neither you nor I can help lift the average. At least not since we got out of the gene pool and took up a position, on the sidelines, in the spa.

So Smrt said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I have been "out of commission" for a few weeks now, and can't seem to get my act together. But we do want to return to the Unplugged world, so I'll be seeing you again soon.

Our Unplugged projects of late have been trying to deal with grief with a two year old...valuable, but not what I want to blog about. :)


cliff1976 said...

This reminds me of the common European belief that USA is the fattest nation in the world but we only "weigh in" at #9.

It's nice not to be #1 I guess, but I did notice that according to that ranking, the USA is the fattest of North America, South America, Australia, Europe, and Africa combined.

And #2 among North America, South America, Australia, Europe, Africa and Europe, secondly only to Kuwait.

So, uh...yeah. "We're" not the fattest. But we are pretty close.


lettershometoyou said...

Based on (cough) empirical evidence I'd say if Quebec were studied as a separate culture to Canada they'd be number 1 by a long shot.

The Big Finn said...

I find it interesting that the U.S. is so much fatter than Canada the 51st state (I did NOT just say that!). The two pretty much share the same culture, food, ancestry. Maybe it's the Canadian national health care system?

Yelli said...

@ headbang8 - I so look forward to your comments! Sad we are not helping but I like being in the "spa" :)

@ cliff - now don't get all "statistical" on me. I don't care that the number one country has only 13,000 people living there. I can still claim we are #9.

@letters - hmm...interesting observation. I wonder if someone could study this (cough) empirical evidence. Maybe you could contact the researchers... :)

@ Finn - Another interesting observation. Even the Canucks eating poutinev(fries with mayo, gravy and mozz) still makes them lower on the scale. You might be onto something...

To all-I find it hilarious that only men commented on this post!

headbang8 said...

Only men commenting?

I imagine, as a subject, promiscuity holds little interest for women. In spite of what the study says. Whereas the gents will be on expedia booking their tickets to the UK.

Note that some of them were talking about fat, which is a subject I might have thought would hold more female interest.

Yes, it really is nice in the spa. But it means that nowadays, to use your words, 50% of my DNA is in my hanky. Best not to think about that one too much.

Yelli said...

@ headbang8 - Don't go there Don't go there...Ohh! You went there! LOL!