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• Women Attracted to Scent of Anti-Static Bags, More

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May 23, 2009 2:34:57 PM

not news, we have all known this for years...
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May 23, 2009 2:36:25 PM

"(• This story, marked with a • is weekend entertainment content only and should not to be considered factual ]
Image: courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/tedmurphy/"

Entirely made up, or was the scent research real?
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May 23, 2009 3:00:13 PM

B-unit,

The way they do research on scents is real (AFAIK). Also, the facts about smells and their affects on attraction are real. However, no, there was no research on the scent of Anti-Static bags or mountain dew :) 

Justin
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May 23, 2009 3:04:43 PM

I think this whole thing is fake dude...
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May 23, 2009 3:07:15 PM

hahahah that's funny. I lulz
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May 23, 2009 3:54:49 PM

Crap. My hopes were SO high!
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May 23, 2009 3:57:57 PM

well the smell thing is real and has some effects - thats why we all mask our stench with deodorant etc

oh and my dad used to work in exchanges all day and did always smell the same like electrical etc - doubt it makes any difference smelling nerdy etc
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May 23, 2009 4:03:31 PM

Right... It has nothing to do with the test being conducted in Berkley, the only place in the world that lives in it's own Universe.

Now that would be a better study. "Why Berkley is stuck up"
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May 23, 2009 5:08:25 PM

I'll just pretend tom's hardware was hacked...
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May 23, 2009 5:15:08 PM

Absolutely brilliant. Need more funny stories like this in the future.
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May 23, 2009 5:33:16 PM

I expect stuff like this on April 1st, where it's appropriate. But, May 23rd, Memorial Day Weekend? Since when did Tom's turn into a nerd herd joke website?

I thought this was a tech/hardware news website...
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May 23, 2009 6:10:46 PM

get over yourselves. a funny joke story here and there is a good thing.
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May 23, 2009 6:10:55 PM

Yes! I knew wearing an anti-static bag over my junk would pay off one day!
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May 23, 2009 8:07:21 PM

knightmikeYes! I knew wearing an anti-static bag over my junk would pay off one day!

Hahahaha.... Don't get too close to your speakers with that thing. Don't want it to get adversely pulled down by magnetism. ;) 

Lighten up people, it was just good fun!
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May 23, 2009 8:21:32 PM

I know what women want. They want a man that is confident in him self and is not under endowed and knows how to make them laugh and (uhhem) feel and of course if she has brains, has his life together. I liked this article because I thought it was funny and I'm bored at work for twelve hours.
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May 23, 2009 8:23:13 PM

Edit for above:


and (uhhem) feel good,... we really need an edit button here.
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May 23, 2009 9:34:33 PM

Brent Spiner would be a good replacement for Justin Long (better known as the voice of Alvin).

Justin could wait for Avin and the Chipmunks 2.



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May 23, 2009 9:41:52 PM

The picture of that chick scares me...
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May 24, 2009 2:50:41 AM

Where are the results from Old Spice???
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May 24, 2009 5:16:12 AM

Anyone who thinks women are not attracted to muscle is a fool. Having been both skinny and later a bodybuilder, there is NO comparison. Girls are much more upfront about it than guys too, so it's not a big mystery.

Obviously, you have to build muscle properly, and not be asymmetric, or have bad proportions. A barrel chest, big waist, and poor proportions probably will not work even with a lot of muscle. But, if you build properly, the geeks have no chance. Well, for most women. I did date one girl that said she didn't like muscular guys because they made her feel too small, so obviously there are exceptions. But as a rule, the difference is dramatic. It's not even subtle, because women are not subtle about it.

This study does not disprove it. You can't smell thick, aesthetically built muscle (well, hopefully not, and if you can, get a shower). If you put a picture of some pencil necked geek, or some pot-bellied hairy backed gamer, next to a well sculpted, thickly muscled guy, and showed pictures, or movies, you think they wouldn't get any indication of greater sexual arousal viewing the muscular guy? They would, by a longshot.

Although, they might like the pot-bellied silverback ape if he had dollar bills tatooed on him, for a subliminal effect. Muscle is fine, but, money is what makes life easier, right? Women are pragmatic about these things.
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Anonymous
May 24, 2009 6:29:24 AM

It's fake dude. There's no Megan Wang at the Psych department at Berkeley.
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May 24, 2009 9:36:12 AM

Well... It is weekend entertainment content!

[• This story, marked with a • is weekend entertainment content only and should not to be considered factual ]
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May 24, 2009 9:48:47 AM

Great! So this is what we'll be getting now every weekend?
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Anonymous
May 24, 2009 12:45:31 PM

"Is that a hard drive in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?"
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May 24, 2009 1:18:36 PM

Actually it is true I tested this and went to the mall with some anti static bags attached to my body every where and the girls would not stop pointing and giggling with glee. I was amazed at the affectiveness of anti static bags and the magic they can work on big boobied hot chicken heads. :D  Hell even the security guard couldn't keep her hands off me.
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May 24, 2009 3:58:28 PM

kewl... time to ditch my YSL cologne and rub myself with anti-static bags! xD LOL
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May 24, 2009 3:59:52 PM

truehighrollerActually it is true I tested this and went to the mall with some anti static bags attached to my body every where and the girls would not stop pointing and giggling with glee. I was amazed at the affectiveness of anti static bags and the magic they can work on big boobied hot chicken heads. Hell even the security guard couldn't keep her hands off me.


The anti-static love machine wh? xD
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May 24, 2009 10:57:46 PM

And with the introduction of these stupid ass 'entertainment stories,' you've lost a reader. This site has gone so far downhill it's now drowning below the sea of stupidity.

Congrats Tom's!
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May 24, 2009 11:48:03 PM

We all known the smell of axe bodyspary = shit no surprise there.
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May 25, 2009 4:41:48 PM

i'll listen to dr. wang anyday.. not
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May 26, 2009 3:04:21 AM

In other news: Several blond girlfriends of nerds were found dead today. Strangely they all died the same way, suffocation from motherboard sized anti-static bags.

More at 11.
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May 26, 2009 4:21:56 AM

This site is turning into TMZ.
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May 26, 2009 1:59:01 PM

ta152hAnyone who thinks women are not attracted to muscle is a fool. Having been both skinny and later a bodybuilder, there is NO comparison. Girls are much more upfront about it than guys too, so it's not a big mystery.


Untrue. Studies have already proven that steroids will shrink your junk to infinitesimal proportions. (which you should already know) Also it leads to problematic mood swings that cause you to become crazier than a shithouse baboon. (which you should already know)

The real truth of it all...if you line up a bunch of drooling, knuckle-dragging, cro-magnon mouth breathers next to a computer geek with a bulging wallet, the monkeyboys will be going home alone to shoot each other up with HGH and bang each other in the ass with their 2 inch dicks.

Personally I find that my 15” Johnson keeps me in all the poon that I need. Excuse me now while I go strangle a caribou with it.
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May 26, 2009 4:17:30 PM

Humor is great... But not on a site that wants to be seen as a top notch tech site... Leave this junk to The Onion and focus on making a better site with more articles and relevant news. This kind of content undermines the core mission of Tom's. Don't expect to keep readership should you go down this path....
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May 26, 2009 7:40:28 PM

In another year or so they will say women are attracted to the scent of a overheated video card or processor. That could get expensive:) . Either way it's always something different each time these studies come out. Listen no-one has EVER figured out how a women ticks. Other than the obvious physical attributes I think the mystery of trying to figure them out is just part of why we go after them. Why else do we men go crazy trying to figure out what the He!! happened when it seems they just are not making any sense.
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May 27, 2009 12:33:00 AM

bill gates is your daddyUntrue. Studies have already proven that steroids will shrink your junk to infinitesimal proportions. (which you should already know) Also it leads to problematic mood swings that cause you to become crazier than a shithouse baboon. (which you should already know) The real truth of it all...if you line up a bunch of drooling, knuckle-dragging, cro-magnon mouth breathers next to a computer geek with a bulging wallet, the monkeyboys will be going home alone to shoot each other up with HGH and bang each other in the ass with their 2 inch dicks.Personally I find that my 15” Johnson keeps me in all the poon that I need. Excuse me now while I go strangle a caribou with it.


Instant classic.


BTW, azcoyote

Go get a beer and get laid, get a touch with reality.


Seriously, I asked my GF about it and she said true. Plus she digs the smell when i solder. (I even think her breasts get slightly bigger when she smells antistatic bags.)

-Whiz
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May 27, 2009 3:06:01 PM

If you look at the picture, you'll notice she's not very pretty. Safe to say, it attracts unattractive females...good luck fellas!
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