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February 11, 2012


Scientists from the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick said they had devised a "Ponytail Shape Equation," which when calculated using the Rapunzel Number and a measure of the curliness of hair can be used to predict the shape of any ponytail.

(Thanks to The Perts)


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Awaiting research into the Mohawk Shape Equation.

Big deal. My hair stylist can do the same thing by just looking at me. I find it hard to believe that Leonardo Da Vinci studied ponytails although I've always thought the Mona Lisa would look better with some bangs.

Is there such a thing as computer abuse ?

Because they have solved all the other pressing world problems?

I agree with NC and Clankie.

NC, are you aware Mona's secret may have been uncovered. More details here. Either way, I'll bet she had a few bangs IYKWIM.

"Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair..."

"Get lost, lothario! I got a pony tail now!!!"

Now that she has her own number, maybe Rapunzel could hook up with Avogadro.

I've read that before funny man and I have to admit, it does look a lot like Leonardo. I hope they don't exhume his body though. Let Mona keep her secret.

The only ponytail I will never accept is the one where the otherwise bald guy grows a greasy, skinny tail down his back.

I hate that look.

This is a sad day for the good ol' U. S. of A. The Brits beat us to the Ponytail Shape Equation, which we all know was the 21st Century equivalent of the Space Race.

Sure, we can take solace in being at the leading edge of mullet technology, but this still hurts.

Let's hope the good scientists at Donald Trump University can publish their work on the Grand Unified Combover Theory before the French beat us to it and deliver another national embarassment.

Awful, but Dan tells it straight. And let's not even bring up the Grecian Formula scandal.

Way too much grant money being thrown around.

I am not sure if I believe this article. British scientists, studying something this out-of-the-ordin'ry, and


i hope this has won, or is a candidate for one of the ig-nobel prizes. hilarious.

S'pose they opened Lenny's tomb and it wuz as empty as Al Capone's vault ... how many movie spinoffs could we expect frum that?

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