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  1. Top Cyclists Found to be Better Looking than Other Pros

    There’s no doubt that professional athletes are physically much fitter than the average Joe, but top performers have also been found to be more attractive. In a study of Tour de France cyclists, biologist Erik Postma asked participants to rate the attractiveness and masculinity of riders on a scale of one to five. He presented their portraits without disclosing how well each athlete had performed. Postma discovered that the 10 percent of riders who performed best in the Tour scored 25 percent higher than the 10 percent of riders who came in last.

    Source: NYT


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