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Study confirms men exaggerate height and penis size

Apr 11 2023 Share

A recent study has confirmed what many people have suspected for some time: men tend to exaggerate the size of their height and penis.

The research, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, focused on self-reported measurements of height, weight, athleticism, and penis size.

The study found that men tended to report bodily markers that were above the population mean, with the exception of weight.

Height and penis size were the most exaggerated, with self-reported penis size being 21.1% above the wider Danish population mean.

The researchers also found that men who were offered a lower monetary reward were more likely to exaggerate their penis size than those who were offered a higher reward.

The researchers chose bodily markers like height, weight, and penis size because they are linked to masculinity.

The team also noted that men often exaggerate their height on dating sites in order to improve their chances in the mating market.

The study’s authors cautioned that studies relying on men’s self-reported measurements of bodily markers should be interpreted with great caution.

They suggested that men may be more inclined to lie about their penis size than their height, weight, or athleticism, as the penis is typically concealed and therefore easier to lie about without getting caught in everyday interactions.

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Nobel Prize winner Dalai Lama faces backlash for kissing a child on the mouth

Apr 11 2023 Share

The Dalai Lama, who up until this point was one of the world’s most respected spiritual leaders, has been embroiled in controversy following the circulation of a viral video in which he is seen kissing a young boy on the mouth and asking him to “suck his tongue.”

The video, was filmed in February but only went viral in the past few hours, causing a widespread outrage and condemnation.

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In response to the backlash, the Dalai Lama’s office issued a statement apologising for the incident and explaining that the kiss was meant to be innocent and playful.

The statement reads: “His holiness wishes to apologise to the boy and his family as well as his many friends across the world, for the hurt his words may have caused. His holiness often teases people he meets in an innocent and playful way, even in public and before cameras. He regrets the incident.”

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Which is the safest seat to have on an airplane in case of a crash?

Apr 11 2023 Share

Air travel is considered one of the safest modes of transportation, but it is understandable to have concerns about safety when flying.

One common question that many people ask is which is the safest seat to have on an airplane in case of a crash.

While there is no definitive answer, there are some factors to consider that can help you make an informed decision.

Firstly, it’s important to understand that the chances of being involved in a plane crash are very low.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the odds of dying in a plane crash are approximately one in 11 million. However, if a crash were to occur, there are some things to consider when choosing a seat.

Many experts believe that the seats located in the rear of the plane may be safer in the event of a crash. In particular, the seats located in the last few rows of the plane may offer a higher chance of survival. This is because these seats are located closer to the rear exits, which may be easier to access in an emergency.

Another factor to consider is the type of plane you are flying on. For example, in a smaller regional jet with only one aisle, the seats located at the front of the plane may be safer as they are closer to the exit. However, on a larger plane with multiple aisles, the seats located at the rear may offer a better chance of survival.

It’s also important to consider the type of impact that the plane may experience in a crash. In the event of a crash landing or a runway overrun, the seats located towards the front of the plane may offer a better chance of survival. However, in the event of a mid-air collision or a loss of control, the seats located towards the rear may be safer.

Ultimately, the most important factor in surviving a plane crash is to follow the safety instructions provided by the flight crew. This includes wearing your seatbelt at all times, keeping your seat in the upright position during takeoff and landing, and paying attention to the safety briefing before takeoff.

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Passengers on a Ryanair flight experienced a terrifying moment

Apr 10 2023 Share

Passengers on a Ryanair flight from Liverpool to Dublin experienced a terrifying moment on Sunday afternoon as the aircraft’s nose wheel collapsed upon landing.

Video footage of the incident showed sparks flying from the front wheel of the plane as it came to a stop at Dublin Airport.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene as the airport’s fire service responded to the situation.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported among the passengers and crew onboard the aircraft.

Upon disembarkation, passengers were met by National Ambulance Service personnel and medics who treated one person for shock.

The south runway at Dublin Airport remained closed while the incident was being handled, causing air traffic operations to be restricted.

Ryanair issued a statement after the incident, claiming that the plane had only experienced “a minor technical issue” with its nose landing gear. 

The airline confirmed that the passengers and crew had disembarked normally, and that the aircraft would be towed back to the hangar for further inspection by Ryanair engineers.

Video credit: Airports Live TV YouTube Channel

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