If we step into the Way Back Machine and take a trip to 1978, we find your's truly in 9th grade math class. And I'm saying to myself, "Self, if you pass math this year, this is the last time you'll have to suffer thru this bullshit. You can balance a checkbook, count change, and do all the basic mathematics you need to get thru your life. You know that you'll prolly get a piss poor grade in the algebra portion of the course*, but what good will being able to add A + B and make it equal C do you?? If you do well enough the rest of the year, no more math 'til the math test at the end of Junior year."
Little did I know that being good in math allows you to study things like this...
Jessica Alba has the perfect wiggle, study says
Jessica Alba, the film actress, has the ultimate sexy strut, according to a team of Cambridge mathematicians.
The academics found that it is the ratio between hips and waist that puts the sway into a woman's walk - and the nearer that ratio is to 0.7, the better.
This ratio provides the body with the right torso strength to produce a more angular swing and bounce to the hips during the walking motion.
Therefore, a woman with a 25in waist and 36in hips would have just the right proportions to carry off a sexy swagger as she walks.
The Jessica Alba sashay beat off competition from Kate Moss, Angelina Jolie and even Marilyn Monroe, whose walk along a railway platform in Some Like It Hot is one of the most famous in film history.
While Monroe was a fraction off the target ratio with 0.69, the Cambridge team said that Alba had the perfect proportions.
(* Sure enough, that was the ONLY F I got in 12 years of school. The rest of my grades never dipped below a B.)
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