Stuff you don’t want to see from your pool date

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goo Ranking recently published a pair of surveys on what people don’t want to see from their partner at the pool or by the sea, for both men discussing women and women discussing men.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 25th and 29th of June 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given. The results are presented for each of the sexes separately.

The second number 8 for the men is rather odd – getting swept out to sea doesn’t sit well with the rest being just embarrassing, and it also feels odd that the women didn’t seem to care about this possibility. I’ve never been to the beach in Japan, but I’d probably hide in the shadows or camp out at the beach bar, as I burn far too easily!

Here’s a random photo from a random beach in Japan, taken by some random person:

Beach
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Nostalgic toys that are still selling

Today I report on a survey by goo Ranking into what toys and mail order goods people are surprised to learn are still selling.

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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. No further demographics were given.

I’m surprised to learn about ball-bearing guns still being on sale, as I thought they’d be too dangerous!

I was trying to find pictures of Slime, but that only turned up photos of the monster from the Dragon Quest series of games, so instead here is a Whoopie Cushion.

Whoopee Cushion Macro May 09, 20112
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Inventions Japanese should boast to the world about

goo Ranking had a relatively sensible survey this week, what inventions Japan should boast to the world about.

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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. No further demographics were given.

I didn’t realise Japan first developed boil-in-the-bag curry! Here’s the latest advert for Chicken Ramen:


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Surprising stuff kids could buy in post-war Japan

goo Ranking recently published a list of stuff people were surprised to learn kids could buy in post-war Japan, specifically the Showa Era, up to 1989.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 23rd and 27th of April 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

Here is the closest kids these days can come to number 6, Kids’ Beer, or more correctly since it has recently been renamed, Kids’ Drink.

こどもののみもの
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Mutton dressing as lamb

goo Ranking recently published a look at when people think older women overdo trying to look young.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 23rd and 27th of April 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I was going to add a photograph, but then I thought that the subject might not be too pleased to know that they had been tagged as mutton. Instead here’s an older woman with a lamb.

Peru - Peruvian woman and her baby lambs as pets.
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Old geezers on Facebook

Let’s look at fish out of water (I include myself here!), the features of older men on Facebook and other SNS.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 23rd and 27th of April 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I think I manage to avoid all of the behaviours listed here, mainly due to avoiding being sociable on social networks. However, I do have various friends on Facebook who soon chuck in their own two cents at the merest hint of a political discussion.
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Features of people who can’t get the job done

Following up on last week’s look at surprising features of people who get the job done, we have goo Ranking now looking at features of people who cannot get the job done.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 23rd and 27th of April 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

You will notice that the top feature is not being able to set a time limit, but this has no relation whatsoever to me posting this a day late…

I scored well on the other positive survey, so fortunately I don’t think too many in this survey apply to me.

I think this desk crosses the line from “productively messy” to “utter tip”.

2011-04-19 12.57.56
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Unsurprising surprising features of people good at their jobs

goo Ranking published a list of surprising features of people good at their jobs, but I think the top answers are only surprising to Western people in the sense that Japanese people rate them as surprising. (Sorry, that sentence is an utter mess and probably doesn’t make much sense!)

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 7th and 10th of April 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I think I rate rather well in many of these items, especially the first four, although whether or not I am actually any good at my job (within the scope of working in Japan) is debatable.
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Things that happen in lifts

Today’s nonsense from goo Ranking is common lift (elevator) happenings.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 11th and 16th of March 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I often do number 2 too, but my wife complains, so I’m glad to see that it’s not just me being thick!

Rather disappointingly, this didn’t feature in the list:


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My life is over!

Today’s fun from goo Ranking is a look at what moments make Japanese think their life is over. Note that the answers include actual experiences and imagined but dreaded events.

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goo Rankings asked iBRIDGE’s Research Plus to conduct this survey, where between the 25th and 27th of March 2015 500 members, 50:50 male and female, of their monitor group completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

I can relate to Q3 – I’ve got a number of secrets in my past that will stay there! As usual, there seems far more unfaithfulness-related answers than I feel is right!
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