A scandal has erupted in the world of science. The authoritative magazine Archives of Sexual Behavior decided to withdraw an article by the famous French scientist Nicolas Gegan, in which the researcher tried to prove that a woman's attractiveness depends on the height of the heel.
As noted, the publication was titled "High Heels Increase the Attractiveness of Women." It was published back in 2014. The author was a professor at the University of South Brittany, Nicolas Ghegan.
The scientist conducted several studies, the heroine of which was a woman in black high-heeled shoes, the height of which varied from one and a half to nine centimeters. In one study, a woman "accidentally" dropped a glove. At the same time, the reaction of men was the faster, the higher the heel was. Gegan came to the conclusion that it is the heels that give the woman the attractiveness.
Recently, the magazine was forced to withdraw the article.
“The institutional investigation concluded that this article contains methodological flaws and statistical errors. The data given in the article cannot be considered reliable,”the statement underlines.
The theory of the connection between heel height and female charm was also debunked by two other scientists - American James Heathers and Dutch Nick Brown. According to them, Gegan's findings are "perfectly regular or full of oddities."
We add that Gegan previously published articles in which he argued that women with lush breasts are more often invited to dances in nightclubs, blond waitresses are given more tips, and men with loose hair are helped more often than those who have them gathered in a bun.