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April 22, 2010

Iranian cleric blames women’s immodest dressing for earthquakes

Filed under: Humor,My Thoughts — Suramya @ 6:20 PM

Some people will believe anything. *shake head* The acting Friday prayer leader Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi blames women who wear immodest clothes and are promiscuous for the earthquakes.

“Many women who do not dress modestly … lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes,” Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi was quoted as saying by Iranian media.

Earthquakes? Seriously? If that was the case then Europe, US should be the most earthquake prone area’s in the world thanks to all the beaches and clubs and all the cleavage and nudity that goes along with them.

Jen McCreight, a student from Indiana has decided to test this claim scientifically:

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.

The facebook event for this is located here and already has over 33,000 confirmed guests. You can also follow it on Twitter using the tag #boobquake!

Now this is why I like science and the internet. If some idiot makes a stupid claim then there are those who decide to test its validity. Somewhat like mythbusters. Now if only all these people also post pics ;)

Source: Chicagotribune.com.
Testing the validity of the statement: In the name of science, I offer my boobs

- Suramya

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