It's a humble-looking black box known as a
Random Event Generator (REG). It uses computer technology to generate
two numbers - a one and a zero - in a totally random sequence, rather
like an electronic coin-flipper.
The pattern of ones and
noughts - 'heads' and 'tails' as it were - can then be printed out as
a graph. The laws of chance dictate that the generators should churn
out equal numbers of ones and zeros - which would be represented by a
nearly flat line on the graph. Any deviation from this equal number
shows up as a gently rising curve.
During the late 1970s, researchers decided to investigate whether the power of human thought alone
could interfere in some way with the machine's usual readings. They invited strangers off the street and asked them to concentrate their
minds on this number generator. In effect, asking them to try to
make it flip more heads than tails.
It was a preposterous idea at the time. The results, however, were stunning and have never been satisfactorily explained.
and again, entirely ordinary people proved that their minds could
influence the machine and produce significant fluctuations on the
graph, 'forcing it' to produce unequal numbers of 'heads' or 'tails'.
According to all of the known laws of science, this should not have happened - but it did. And it kept on happening.
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"Women's pubic hair is normally shaped like an inverted triangle, but some is oblong or elliptic-shaped," pubic hair researcher Kosai Jumon tells Asahi Geino (8/26), adding that the shape of a woman's "underhair" often determines her sexual proclivities.
"It's not rare for women with elongated pubic hair to be the types who fall in love at first site and soon become passionate. They're not the types who're happy shut up in the home. They may cause those around them to worry about them a little. But that devilish side to them is what makes them so attractive to men."
Jumon's recently released book "Tamashi Yura Ageman (Rising Fortunes of the Soul)" categorizes women's pubic hair into five types, each of which purportedly determines its owner's fortune.
Viewing crotch coverings is supposed to determine whether a woman will make a good wife who makes her man happy or a virago who makes her husband's life hell on earth.
Jumon says that the frisky types with elongated pubic hairstyles are not the only types of mound mustaches that require some consideration. Those with mountain delta type minge, where the pattern of the mop resembles the mouth of a river, are said to be hyper-infidels.
Jumon says that most Oriental women's pubic hair is shaped in what he calls the standard-type, which is an inverted triangle.
"It shows endurance and indicates suitability for married life. They have everything they need for enduring such home-like activities as childbirth, child-raising and caring for their husband or parents," Jumon tells Asahi Geino. "I don't think it's saying too much to say that it is these standard-type women who helped raise Japan to glory."
Jumon, 70, says that years of experience with a variety of women alerted him to the finding that sexual prowess differed according to their pubic hairdo.
"Studying intensively while I was young and building up experience led me to refer to the pubic hair area as 'The Zone,' and I gradually learned everything about it," he says.
Jumon divides 'The Zone' into five sub-zones endurance, attachment, action, emotion and receptivity -- the shape of each determines a woman's sexual persona.
Jumon claims the average Japanese woman's pubic hair is a standard-type, inverted triangle shape where the base extends for 9 centimeters and it runs the same length from top to bottom, with the mean length of hairs being 7.5 centimeters.
"A perfect wife has a clearly defined endurance sub-zone and slight traits of a receptivity sub-zone. Put simply, this means she doesn't care a great deal about things like ethics or morals. A woman with pubic hair like this would be able to bear a lot, but also have a sexual side that allowed for unbridled wantonness," the pubic hair expert tells Asahi Geino. "In short, hair like this would indicate a good wife during the day who turns into a whore a night."
The Wavepillow lets a surfer know whether or not it's worth getting out of bed. The pillow is connected to the internet and a surfer-chosen buoy reading on the internet. A motor embedded in the pillow moves in intensity depending on the swell report.