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It’s Boobquake Monday !

by @ 9:38 am on April 26, 2010. Filed under Humor, Islam, Religion


You may recall last week when an Iranian cleric blamed earthquakes on scantily clad women.

Well, one Purdue University senior has decided to test the theory:

It promises to be a “scientific experiment” like none you’ve ever seen.

To test an Iranian cleric’s claim that immodestly dressed women are responsible for earthquakes, tens of thousands of women around the country plan to show off an extra bit of skin today.

It all started a week ago, when Purdue University senior Jennifer McCreight, 22, wrote a blog post about some “supernatural thinking” put forward by Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi, an Iranian 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 was quoted as saying during Friday prayers in Tehran.

Put off by the cleric’s comment, the genetics major turned to her blog and declared that it was “Time for a Boobquake.”

“On Monday, April 26th, I will wear my most cleavage-showing shirt,” she wrote. “I encourage other female skeptics to join me and embrace the supposed supernatural power of their breasts. & With the power of our scandalous bodies combined, we should surely produce an earthquake.”

Her boob-baring comments quickly took the Internet by storm.

The event has it’s own Facebook page and, of course, a Twitter hashtag.

I just hope the world can survive.

One Response to “It’s Boobquake Monday !”

  1. James Young says:

    When I saw the word “boobquake,” my first thought was that there was a stampede of politicians.

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