October 15, 2008

Batman vs. The Penguin: The Debate

Update: Who told McCain to blink so much (3000 times... video) during his debate?! Blinking is healthy, and who wants a robotic stare, but too much has consequences according to the International Journal of Psychophysiology:

"For eight U.S. presidential elections during the period 1960–2004, the rapid blinker during debates received fewer overall votes than his opponent. In seven of these eight elections, the rapid blinker also lost the electoral vote and was defeated at the polls. Furthermore, in the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign, seven out of ten presidential aspirants have shown elevated EBRs (over 50 blinks per minute) and have been defeated in their candidacies." (via Zack)

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