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Heard today on NPR's Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!:

"According to the journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior, men with flat, monotone voices have better luck with women than men with expressive voices.  A steady voice indicates control and authority, while the changeable, flappy voice suggests you're flighty or nervous.  The study falters, though, when it cites George Clooney and Clint Eastwood as examples of men whose monotone voices make them irresistible to women.  George Clooney and Clint Eastwood are irresistible to women because they are George Clooney and Clint Eastwood."


I naturally found this extremely amusing in ways that had nothing to do with George Clooney or Clint Eastwood.

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lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: April 25th, 2010 02:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Bwaaaaahahahahahaaaaa! ^___^

I've heard that as an urban legend, but never knew that anyone actually tested it. And yeah... Clint Eastwood and George Clooney... right up there with Cary Grant on my fantasy list. ~.o

And a few other not-so-real males as well. ^___~

turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: April 25th, 2010 04:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Hmpf, and people are always making fun of certain others with monotone voices.  Shows what they know!
stangerine88 From: stangerine88 Date: April 25th, 2010 03:59 am (UTC) (Link)
xDD Oh God. Duo needs to somehow stumble across this. Heero and Trowa would somehow become unwitting test subjects.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: April 25th, 2010 04:22 am (UTC) (Link)
But Heero Yuy and Trowa Barton are irresistable to (wo)men because they are Heero Yuy and Trowa Barton! ^o^
sunhawk16 From: sunhawk16 Date: April 25th, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
So... where's the leave Rashid? >_>
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: April 26th, 2010 12:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I bet Rashid is extremely popular with the ladies!  Abdul and Auda are probably super jealous of him.

(rashid does have a steady voice, right? it's been ages... <_<')
sunhawk16 From: sunhawk16 Date: April 26th, 2010 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
That's how I was remembering him. Not exactly prone to bouts of verbal flailing. *grin*
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: April 26th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm imagining Duo going around for a week with a flat, monotone voice, seeing what he can net. ^o^
miyun From: miyun Date: April 25th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am equally amused. :)
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: April 26th, 2010 12:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I knew the netizens of this fandom would understand. <3
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