by liberal japonicus
It's nice to have objective standards, so this was heartening.
A Chinese beauty contest requiring candidates to have nipples spaced at least 20 centimetres (7.8 inches) apart sparked a storm of criticism on the Internet on Friday.
I was wondering if 20 cm was close to some ancient Chinese measure of proportion. However, researching Chinese length, I found they redefined one chi (the Chinese character is 尺, the Japanese reading is shaku which is in the instrument name shakuhachi, which means 1 shaku and 8 sun (1/10th of a shaku)) as 1/3rd of a meter in 1984. However, wikipedia had this
The study of ancient rulers, the values of which were founded on the shaku, allowed modern researchers to surmise that, during the 2nd century BC to 3rd century AD, the (Qin Dynasty to Kingdoms of Wu and Wei), the value of the shaku varied between 23.1 to 24.3 cm.
So, maybe this is some ancient Chinese proportion. So, any standards you want to share with us here?