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  • Larger Breasts Pay Off for Waitresses, Study by (Cornell) Hotel Professor Finds

    05/07/2010 7:50:42 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 213 replies · 6,905+ views
    ©2010 The Cornell Daily Sun. ^ | May 7, 2010 | By Eliza LaJoie
    Prof. Michael Lynn, marketing and tourism, surveyed 374 waitresses about their perceived “sexiness,” breast size and other physical characteristics and correlated these results with the amount of tips the waitresses received. His results indicate that evolutionary instinct trumps the ideals many patrons profess. Though most customers say they reward service, Lynn reports that quality of service has less than a 2-percent effect on the actual tip. Instead, he found that waitresses with larger bra sizes received higher tips — as did women with blonde hair and slender bodies..... Lynn explained that his study could be useful to a potential waitress...
  • Anti-War Blood-Spilling Protesters Indicted for Felony: Ithica

    03/31/2005 6:13:17 AM PST · by rface · 3 replies · 314+ views
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | March 31, 2005 | Stephanie Wickham
    A year ago, four peace demonstrators who have since been dubbed the St. Patrick Four, poured their blood onto an army recruiting station in Lansing. On March 11, the four were indicted in federal court.According to an Associated Press article, the four anti-war protesters will go on trial in federal court in early May. These latest legal proceedings are a result of a Tompkins County court's jury being unable to reach a unanimous verdict last April. Tompkins County District Attorney George Dentes '76 decided to dismiss all state charges that were pending against the four demonstrators and instead turn the...
  • Plastics created from orange peel

    01/20/2005 10:33:06 AM PST · by ijcr · 21 replies · 704+ views
    BBC NEWS ^ | 20 January, 2005 | A.N.Other
    US scientists have discovered a way to make plastics from orange peel, using the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide. Cornell University researchers created a novel polymer using CO2, an oil present in orange peel and a catalyst that speeds the reaction along. The team hopes CO2 could one day be collected for making plastics instead of being pumped into the atmosphere. Details of the research in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. What's exciting about this work is that from completely renewable resources, we were able to make a plastic with very nice qualities Limonene is a carbon-based compound that...