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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Partners for dummies

Here on The Nibs, we've already had a lonely-woman-buys-blow-up-doll story and man-sleeps-with-mannequin tale, so it is only right that we cover all the different aspects and uses of these fake people.

Today's serious story comes from Reuters, which reports that researchers in Sweden have decided to research (as they do) into building a female version of the sexually ambiguous male crash dummies. Apparently, all current crash dummies are men, or as I like to think of them, fallen angels (aka. the memberless Alan Rickman character in Dogma).

Researchers from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg and the National Road and Transport Research Institute claim that ogling the movements of women is part of the process of designing the female crash dummy.

The road institute gives the following statement to legitimise their recent visits to Swedish lap-dancing clubs*:

"For neck injuries from rear-end collisions, whiplash, the risk for women is twice as high as for men."

Yeah, we believe you.

This female NibsEd wonders (along with every other reader, go on, admit it) just how big the breasts will be.

*Please note that although the stories on here are far-fetched enough, Girl NibsEd still likes to add her own inventions to each story every now and then. Sorry.

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