Superhero and other bodies, compared numerically


This study compares the mean and normalised distribution of the Body Mass Index of women and men in the Marvel Universe, and with women and men in the “real” world.

So reads the abstract of a study published online: “Comparative Sex-Specific Body Mass Index in the Marvel Universe and the “Real” World,” by Karen Healey and Terry D. Johnson.

(Thanks to investigator Michael Croft for bringing this to our attention.)