Responding to one of the more idiotic pronouncements issuing from Islamic leadership -- specifically, the charge made by a Muslim cleric that unchaste women who show too much skin cause earthquakes [here], a Purdue University student [here] organized "Boobquake". She urged women all over the world to show their cleavage today to test the cleric's statement.
Well the results are in and the cleric seems to know what he's talking about. This just in:
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An earthquake struck off the southeast coast of Taiwan on Monday, causing buildings to sway briefly but no casualties or damage. The temblor was felt at the site of a massive landslide in northern Taiwan but did not hamper rescue efforts.Read it here.
Hey, you don't suppose that Pat Robertson....?
It turns out that there was global total of 45 quakes on Monday. Sounds like impressive testimony to the power of the breasts, but there were also 45 quakes on Sunday, 38 on Saturday, and 45 on Friday. Over the previous six days the number of quakes worldwide ranged from 41 to 48 [here]. Maybe the globe was quaking in anticipation, but is seems that 45 quakes on a single day is pretty much the norm.