That unplanned inflatable doll experiment centred on a ship’s captain who “with some hesitation … told the story” while being treated at a sexual disease clinic in Greenland. The captain had without permission entered an absent crewman’s cabin, borrowed a piece of equipment, and later suffered the consequences.
A new study called Convective Heat Transfer From a Nude Body Under Calm Conditions: Assessment of the Effects of Walking With a Thermal Manikin [mannequin] exhibits the forethought and niggling care that can go into acquiring a suitable nude doll….
So begins this week’s Improbable Research column in The Guardian.
BONUS [shown in photos accompanying this blog item]: Two modern inflatable dolls, one called “Judy“, the other called “Big Mouth Toys Inflatable John“. The versions pictured here are off-the-shelf models, not intended exclusively for scientific experimentation.