An Iranian cleric attributed the recent string of natural disasters -- in Haiti, Chile and Mexico/Southern California -- to promiscuous women flaunting their bodily goods.
"Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," said Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi.
Sounds ridiculous, right? But instead of brushing aside this obviously false assumption, Jennifer McCreight
of Purdue University created "Boobquake
," a worldwide event taking place on April 26th that encourages women to wear low-cut tops
and push-up bras.
Continue reading for more details of this brilliant plan to tempt fate.
"Nearly all the feedback I've received has been extremely positive," McCreight tells Asylum. "A lot of people seem really thankful that someone vocalized how ridiculous this anti-science and anti-women thinking
The event will take place all day on Monday, April 26th (much to the delight of the male sex). So far, over 100,000 people are registered to participate, according to the event's Facebook page
is more than just showing off jugs, though. In addition to wearing a low tank top herself, McCreight plans to do some actual scientific research on the day of the event to see if all that cleavage can significantly increase activity on the seismograph.
And if the world actually shifts?
"Tens of earthquakes happen every day, so I'm not too worried," she tells us. "But if we do [see a big one], we'll know women have magical powers, which is kind of cool."
McCreight admits that the science may be flawed since the upcoming Boobquake
will be a one-off. To combat the small sample size, she also hinted at repeating the event to gather more robust
scientific data. We here at Asylum can only hope for this research to continue.