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Unpleasant yet liked smells; things get weird from #16

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goo Ranking recently published the results of a survey into smells that cannot be called pleasant, yet are liked by people.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where over the 11th and 12th of September 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. This time everyone was aged between 20 and 39 years old.

There’s no word if smelly socks and belly-button fluff belong to the sniffer or are someone else’s, but perhaps I don’t really and to know.

Musty books is a favourite of mine, but one I like most would be that of ships; both the general salt water on rust and the burnt fuel smell around the funnel bring back memories of when I was a child and in university and travelled to and from home by ferry. That’s probably also why I like propellor plane fuel smell too. On a more day-to-day basis, I do find sniffing my own earwax theraputic.

Here’s a nice image of #15, wafting up from a hot spring.

source of the hot spring
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Just Japanese Halloweeny things

goo Ranking published a timely ranking looking at Halloween things.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 4th and 8th of September 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. This time everyone was aged between 20 and 39 years old.

I dislike the whole Halloween business, mainly as when I was a kid, one one became a teenager we graduated from Halloween to Guy Fawkes Night; bonfires were much more fun than dressing up.

It’s All Hallows Eve tonight, and I’m sitting at home watching the huge crowds of dressed-up people packing out Shibuya, and quite frankly it looks all rather a little dangerous around the scramble crossing. Here’s a photo from close by, but a less busy area.

Halloween night in Shibuya P1030014
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Dark secrets people can’t tell their lovers; #5 will SHOCK you!

goo Ranking took a look at what dark secrets people couldn’t tell their lovers, presenting answers separately from both men and women. Note that both sexes answered for secrets of both sexes.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 29th of September and the 2nd of October 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. This time everyone was aged between 20 and 39 years old.

Excuse the linkbait headline, but I’m experimenting with linkbaiting, so let us continue with a photo of a potential #5 for men/#6 for women:

Japan Expo 15° Impact - Paris 2014 (14628324343)
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Painfully naff Japanese weddings

This week’s survey from goo Ranking is a look at what painfully bad events at weddings would leave attendees speechless.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 4th and 8th of September 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. This time everyone was aged between 20 and 39 years old.

I don’t think I committed any of these sins at my wedding, and I’ve fortunately not attended any weddings where I’ve seen similar. However, even sadder than a solo wedding is an otaku nerd’s doll wedding:

Smartdoll Spring Wedding

[Sorry, Danny!]
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20 ways to blow your declaration of love in Japan

goo Ranking looked this time at how to muck up a declaration of love.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 1st and 3rd of June 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire.

I think my own declaration of love went well, although the flowers I gave her died horribly in a far too hot car.
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Does your Facebook profile photo annoy the Japanese? 20 ways it might.

goo Ranking conducted this survey into Facebook, etc, profile photos that annoy people.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 18th and 21st of August 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. This time everyone was aged between 20 and 39 years old.

I could add my profile images inline here, but just to get you to visit my own personal pages (not featuring any of the annoyances below!) and perhaps pick up a few extra followers, here is me drinking tea on Facebook, (I should update that one!) and me with cardboard cutout cuddly toys on Google+.

My personal annoyance is duck face, closely followed by sparrow face.
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How the “Curse of Disney” breaks up couples

There is a “Curse of Disney”, apparently, in Japan, whereby couples who go on dates there seem to split up. With this in mind, goo Ranking asked people what would cause couples to break up in Disneyland?.

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Between the 28th and 31st of July 2015
goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 28th and 31st of July 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. This time everyone was aged between 20 and 39 years old.

I’ve managed to survive a visit to Disneyland, but the nearest we came to an arguement was probably over her buying about two tonnes of souvenirs!

Here’s a random photo from TDL (Tokyo Disneyland):

Tokyo Disneyland
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You might be an alcoholic if…

goo Ranking had a rather fun little survey, a look at stereotypical features of people who love alcohol just a little too much.

Demographics

Between the 7th and 21st of July 2015 goo Ranking conducted their own survey via their web site/ 1,298 completed the open survey, but no demographic information was provided.

Number 3 is perfectly normal, I would argue! Whenever I take the shinkansen, I make sure I have a beer by my side. I have absolutely no clue as to why potato salad is the mark of an alcoholic! Finally, in number 14 Hoppy is a cheap beer-like drink with a rather downmarket image, and shochu is a spirit. Here’s a truck-load of Hoppy:

I am so hoppy
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Reasons to hate midsummer trains in Japan

Japanese trains are, overall, great, but at the height of summer one’s patience can be stretched by many a thing; this survey from goo Ranking looked at this, what people hate about packed midsummer trains.

Demographics

goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 15th and 21st of July 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. This time everyone was aged between 20 and 39 years old.

Both other people’s sweat or just general hum from a hard day’s work bother me, and sometimes I do find my own sweating embarrassing. Number 19 is a bit of an odd one; it sounds rather Victorian to me!

Here is some pleasant sweat in a train:

pocari sweat
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When Japanese feel Japanese in the West

Since it’s still the holidays here in Japan, here is a nice survey from goo Ranking into when Japanese feel their Japaneseness when in the West.

Demographics

Between the 24th of April and the 8th of May 2015 1,731 members of the public voted in an open poll conducted through the goo Ranking web site. No further demographic information was presented.

I must be partially Japanese, as I am often surprised at how poor the customer service is in the West, particularly cashiers not focusing on their job, instead chatting with the person on the next till as they are serving you!

Here’s a random photo of 1 and 8 together:

Sushi Rice
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