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djgordy
918472.  Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:29 am Reply with quote

Some time ago, I can't be bothered to search for it, there was a piece on QI in which it was said that, contrary to popular belief, horizontal stripes were more slimming than vertical stripes. However,

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A study to investigate the effects of wearing horizontal vs vertical stripes has won the BBC's Amateur Scientist of the Year award.

The research by 53-year-old Val Watham shows that vertical stripes do indeed make people appear taller while horizontal hoops make you look wider.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18476992

In fairness to the normally 100% accurate QI Elves, this research overturns that which was believed at the time.

 
Jenny
918482.  Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:10 am Reply with quote

djgordy wrote:


the normally 100% accurate QI Elves


Can we quote you on that? Oh look, I just did!

 
djgordy
918498.  Thu Jun 21, 2012 10:43 am Reply with quote

Jenny wrote:

Can we quote you on that?


No.

Quote:
Oh look, I just did!


Drat!

 

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