“The Emotion Meter,” W. Varick Nevins III, 1931 – A professor insists that the students in his physics class serve as subjects in a test designed to see which girl they prefer most. They bring in photos; one uses his mother as a substitute. Much chauvinistic jibing ensues. One student’s readings are inconclusive until he looks in a mirror and the scientist realizes that the boy is in love with himself.
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