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Science of The Day: Study Shows Humans Really Hate Being Touched Anywhere by Strangers
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It's common knowledge that some people just aren't "huggers," but a new study shows that number might be much higher than you think.

Oxford University, in conjunction with Finland's Aalto University, produced the largest study ever on physical contact by interviewing over 1300 men and women in five different countries (Britain, Finland, France, Italy and Russia).

The results were shocking.

Well, not really. They basically found that humans really, really dislike having strangers touch them anywhere except their hands.

A couple interesting findings were that women are overall more comfortable with physical touch, and everyone is more comfortable with physical contact with their mothers than their fathers.

Next time you meet a stranger, maybe think twice before going in for the hug.

Human back backs take a turn on the Rick Owens runway
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People are falling head over heels for these fall fashions.

Rick Owens had his big show at Paris fashion week Oct. 1 and think, and models, really took a turn.

As The New York Times reported, it started out normally enough:

Then came the first of many models who wore fellow travelers on their backs like knapsacks, trussed to them with padded straps, face up, face down, upside-down or trailing: women bearing women, often in gymnastic contortions. (They were reportedly local gymnasts.) "She ain't heavy," the message seemed to run, "she's my sister."

It was transporting and affecting (not least because of the live performance by the vocalist Eska), as well as confounding and odd. There were gasps and iPhone photos, but no immediate explanation from Mr. Owens, a provocateur with a long history of and taste for on-the-runway theatrics.











No word on the cost of such high fashion.

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We've probably all seen the mashup video of goats screaming like humans, but the ram in this video does a dead-on impression of a guy falling off a cliff. There's something about the look in the eye of this barbary sheep that tells me this might be an evil mockery of his last "ramming" victim...

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