Boobquake was a resounding success; women everywhere have bared their cleavage (and other things) for science. I’m so proud of us!
But I’m also disappointed, because it appears our boobs do not have supernatural powers. Yes, there was a 6.5 in Taiwan yesterday—earthquakes around that size happen over 100 times every year, so there was a good chance one would happen yesterday. But the overall number of earthquakes on Boobquake was no greater than it was on any other day. If you’re interested in the science and statistics, Professor Braile has written an interesting summary.
Hey, maybe it needs more testing. I’m willing to loan my boobs to science again, should the occasion arise.
And don’t forget to get your Boobquake shirt!
Just wanted to remind you all that Boobquake is tomorrow.
In case you’re saying, “bwuh?”: a senior Iranian cleric has declared that women dressing immodestly causes 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
Well, that’s quite an intriguing theory, isn’t it? And you know what we do with theories—we test them out! Jen McCreight has proposed an experiment: Monday, April 26, participating women will dress scantily, immodestly, and/or provocatively (for whatever their own definitions may be). We’ll see if our licentious behavior causes an increase in earthquakes that day.
Won’t you join us? It’s for SCIENCE!