Look out, ladies! You're boobs could be the cause of earthquakes!Don't believe me? Well, senior Iranian cleric Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi said so, and he's Tehran's acting Friday prayer leader. "Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," he said. Yikes! What about man-boobs? If I walk around without a shirt on, am I contributing to seismic instability? I don't know, but blogger Jennifer McCreight, a biology student at Purdue University who will graduate next month with a double-major in genetics and evolution with a minor in psychology and plans to enroll in the University of Washington this fall to pursue a PhD in human genetics, wanted to find out. She proposed Boobquake 2010. What is Boobquake? Here is what she had to say on her post about the situation:
"On Monday, April 26th, I will wear the most cleavage-showing shirt I own. Yes, the one usually reserved for a night on the town. I encourage other female skeptics to join me and embrace the supposed supernatural power of their breasts. Or short shorts, if that's your preferred form of immodesty. With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake. If not, I'm sure Sedighi can come up with a rational explanation for why the ground didn't rumble. And if we really get through to him, maybe it'll be one involving plate tectonics.So, who's with me? I may be a D cup, but that will probably only produce a slight tremor on its own. If you'll be joining me on twitter, use the tag #boobquake! Or join the facebook event!"
"And to the scientists who are concerned with my methods – don't worry, I fully plan on doing some statistics after the event. I know many earthquakes happen on a daily basis, so we're looking to see if Boobquake significantly increases the number or severity of earthquakes. Or if an earthquake strikes West Lafayette, IN and only kills me, that may be good evidence of God's wrath as well (I'm not too concerned). And yes, I know I need a larger sample size to make this good science. Maybe I'll include Mardi gras in my calculations."
I just wish I lived somewhere women were taking part. It sounds like I'm missing out on a lot of cleavage today.