Hi, I’m Manu, a biking web developer. I’ve been writing on here since June 2002 about a bunch of different topics. My favorite posts are tagged with ✪.

Why “plothole.net”? As defined on wikipedia,

a plot hole, plothole or plot error is a gap or inconsistency in a storyline that goes against the flow of logic established by the story’s plot. Such inconsistencies include such things as illogical or impossible events, and statements or events that contradict earlier events in the storyline.

This definition suits my life pretty well.

Thanks for reading!

(pseudo)science

 

taken from the BBC webpage :

Studies have shown that men prefer women with a waist to hip ratio of 0.7. You can calculate your own using this formula:

waist measurement / hip measurement = ratio.

haha.. i’ll try to keep that in mind, but i frankly don’t see myself measuring the chicks’ waists and hips…

It can take between 90 seconds and 4 minutes to decide if we fancy someone. But this has little to do with your smooth-talking. As far as attraction goes, here’s how we get the message:

…so technically, it shouldn’t matter if i talk gibberish to her, eh?

When people are attracted to each other, they tend to sit or stand in the same way and copy each other’s physical gestures. This is known as ‘mirroring’.

i always felt stupid when i noticed that i’m ‘mirroring’ another person. now i know there is a reason why i do it (which makes me think that i should be careful who i mirror!!)

Another experiment showed that if people experience fear on a date they often misinterpret that feeling as love. So dates at a theme park are likely to be successful.

lol… i’m sure that’s what Stéphane (aka smojon) had in mind when we went to ‘Forest Adventure Park’ ;) (update: smojon is in love with Maya) Too bad that Maya is afraid of height… hahaha there are other useless facts to be discovered on BBC’s website (look for ‘HOT TOPICS’)… enjoy.