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New Year postcards that annoy

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Happy New Year of the Sheep to all my readers! Let’s kick off with a look at features of New Year postcards that annoy people.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where on the 19th of December 2014 500 female members of their monitor group (note: an all-female sample seems odd here and might be a mistake) completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

This year, the post office annoyed me rather than people’s cards, as we moved and either almost everyone missed the last posting date or the post office was just slow to redirect, but we got just six cards on New Year’s Day instead of the usual 20 or 30.

I haven’t a clue why number two would annoy people! Is it some sort of disliked boasting? I’m sure every year I get one or two that feature children only, although pets only (especially dogs!) would annoy me.

Here is a New Year sheep (Flickr says it was taken on January 1st 2010), with an octopus, for no particular reason:


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What sounds women don’t want to hear from guys they fancy

As an early New Year Resolution, I think it is time to get this blog back on the road, so here I go with a goo Ranking survey looking at what sounds women would not want to hear from guys they fancy.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where on the 22nd of October 2014 250 female members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

The Japanese-language version of this survey used onomatopoeic terms which have no real English equivalent, so you’ll just have to imagine the sounds as you read them!

My pet hate for women is slurping noodles – I know it’s supposed to be good manners, but I cannot forget my British sensibilities; here’s three women no doubt being excessively noisy:


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Cool-sounding historical events and people

This is a bit of an odd subject for a survey, a look by goo Ranking at what historical terms people think sound cool.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 18th and 22nd of September 2014 500 members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was split 50:50 male and female, but no further demographics were given.

I must admit to having never heard of the majority of these events, and as is usual for goo Rankings, I presume that people were picking them from a list, not recalling them.

However, I do feel uncomfortable with both Kristallnacht and Holocaust Eve (I’m not sure what exactly this event is, though) being ranked as cool, or more to the point, goo Ranking approving and publishing a survey that features them. I do hope that people were voting for these out of ignorance of the meaning, as this survey was specifically about cool-sounding words, not cool events.

Here’s a quite cool picture of a page of a book about the Holy Roman Empire:


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Drunken toilet FAILs of the Japanese

I’ve not had a failure ranking for a while, so here’s a rather good one from goo Ranking looking at what toilet-related failures people have had while drunk.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 18th and 20th of August 2014 500 members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was split 50:50 male and female, but no further demographics were given.

Looking at the list, I don’t need to be drunk to do number 5, and as for number 6, back in my student days I got locked in overnight in the student union due to that…

As this blog entry is a bit lonely without an image, here is a toilet awaiting drunken fails…


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Hobbies your partner cannot understand

goo Ranking recently published a survey looking at what hobbies that one’s partner is into that people just cannot understand, for both men looking at women and women looking at men.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 18th and 20th of August 2014 500 members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was split 50:50 male and female, but no further demographics were given.

Fortunately, I suppose, I only have one hobby, online games, that appears on the male list, and I don’t think my wife has any on the female list, although she used to be into Boys Love comics. Even I, as a male, find many of the male list hard to understand…

Poem blogs are a new thing to me – here is the top-ranked one, according to the first hit from searching on Google.
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How over-sensitive sunfish die

Apparently, sunfish are rather sensitive animals, so are quite prone to keeling over dead. goo Ranking decided to ask people to rank over-sensitive ways that sunfish may die.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 18th and 23rd of July 2014 500 members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was split 50:50 male and female, but no further demographics were given.

Here’s a living sunfish, just in case you’re not sure what they look like:


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The most awful ways to die in Japan

goo Research recently published a bit of a strange topic for a survey, ways the Japanese would absolutely hate to die.

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goo Rankings have switched permanently to a different research company, iBRIDGE’s Research Plus, where between the 18th and 23rd of July 2014 500 members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was split 50:50 male and female, but no further demographics were given.

I often say life in Japan resembles Monty Python, so let’s see about death – here’s number 15:

And here’s a good way to die:


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Erotic women’s summer fashion, according to Japanese men

As promised, as a follow-up to what bits of men’s bodies on display in summer do women find erotic, goo Research took a look at a slightly differently-worded question for the men, what summer fashions do Japanese men find erotic.

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goo Rankings seems to have switched permanently to a different research company, iBRIDGE’s Research Plus, where between the 10th and 14th of July 2014 500 members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was split 50:50 male and female, but no further demographics were given. This question was for the males only.

As I suspected, the choices for body bits for men to be interested in were perhaps too limited to make an interesting survey. I must admit my own weakness for yukata, so here’s a random shot from Flickr:


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The cutest dog bums in Japan

Let’s skip the usual niceties and soon head to the details of this survey conducted by iBRIDGE’s Research Plus for goo Ranking, looking into, as it were, cute dogs’ rears.
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Erotic men bits, according to Japanese women

With the real summer upon us, goo Ranking took a look at what bits of men’s bodies on display in summer do women find erotic. If a female body version appears, I will of course report it, although I suspect the answers will be much more limitied…

Demographics

goo Rankings seems to have switched permanently to a different research company, iBRIDGE’s Research Plus, where between the 7th and 10th of July 2014 500 members of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. The sample was split 50:50 male and female, but no further demographics were given. This question was for the females only.

I hope this image of answer number one doesn’t get my female readers too hot under the collar:

I can do the hairy chest bit, but all of the others are way out of my reach!
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