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Friday Weird Science: Strap on your heels

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What makes high heels so hot hot hot? The authors of this paper say it’s biomechanics and evolution, baby. But is it really? Let’s all strap on our stilettos and check out the paper “High heels as supernormal stimuli: How wearing high heels affects judgements of
female attractiveness” at Neurotic Physiology. Head over, check it out, but BYO heels.

Scicurious About the Author: Scicurious is a PhD in Physiology, and is currently a postdoc in biomedical research. She loves the brain. And so should you. Follow on Twitter @Scicurious.

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  1. 1. jbairddo 9:23 am 01/14/2013

    Watch the movie “Kinky Boots” from 2005. In the movie a female impersonator who has a shoe company make industrial grade high heels (that can hold up a 200# man as opposed to a 120# woman) explains exactly why high heels are sexy.

    Link to this

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