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Here’s what Barbie would look like if she were a real person

The shocking statistics of Barbie.

By Kim Anne Apr 15, 2013 7:44PM

From not being able to stand up straight to being forced to walk on all fours are just two of the problems that Barbie would face if she were a real person, based on the doll’s actual measurements. Barbie // Photo: Rehabs.com According to the Daily Mail, the shocking statistics of Barbie’s proportions make it physically impossible for her to do things that the average woman can do—for starters, her thin neck is way out of proportion with her head, which would make it impossible for her to lift her own head on her own.

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In addition, her 16-inch waist would also be four inches thinner than her head, “leaving room for only half a liver and a few inches of intestine,” reports the site. 

And her thin, frail ankles would make it impossible for her to hold up her entire body, making it essential that she walk on all fours to be able to move. 

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The charts of Barbie, released by Rehabs.com, a site for locating mental health treatment centers in the U.S., said that the odds of finding a real woman with the same tall and thin neck measurements as Barbie is one in 4.3 billion, and finding the same waist as Barbie would be one out of every 2.4 billion. All in all, that well-dressed doll is definitely not in comparison of your average women—or even your uniquely-sized women, for that matter.

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Photo: Courtesy Rehabs.com

Apr 20, 2013 8:04PM
Parents of daughter should remember that Barbie was modeled after a German prostitute doll that was a gag gift item sold for adults.  The proportions are the way they are because the doll represents a men's sex fantasy ideal, and has no relation to actual humans.  The doll is not a good role model for young girls' body image views .. A similar modern day version is the Lara Croft Tomb Raider video game character, based on the appearance of model/actress Rhona Mitra, who has a disproportionately-large chest due to breast implant surgery performed by her father - how sick and twisted is that?!       
Apr 16, 2013 2:25PM

can i have my 5 mins back :( Boohoo

Apr 16, 2013 2:06PM
Barbie is a freaking doll people....The media needs to go on vacation permanently...
Apr 15, 2013 11:21PM
So, if you give a kid a toy bulldozer, are all the parts made exactly to scale? Didn't think so. Have you looked down GI Joe's pants lately? That's right, it would be impossible for him to reproduce in "real life." So, unless there is some important point to make, why not get a life, and let the kids enjoy their toys.
Apr 15, 2013 9:41PM
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