Monday, April 19, 2010

Earthquakes - Fun Fact

Ah, so that explains it.
(AP) A senior Iranian cleric says women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for 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.

Women in the Islamic Republic are required by law to cover from head to toe, but many, especially the young, ignore some of the more strict codes and wear tight coats and scarves pulled back that show much of the hair.
Those strumpets!

Update: A student at Purdue tested this by having a bunch of women "dress immodestly," then looking for anomalies in seismic activity. "Boobquake" became an Internet sensation, and over 100,000 women participated. Men can breathe a sigh of relief; no evidence of a correlation was found

"What I learned from Boobquake," Jennifer McCreight,