What is Boobquake you ask? Great question. Apparently some Iranian religious leader (is that a redundancy?) was quoted as saying that women who dress immodestly are responsible for leading men astray and spreading adultery, and consequently for causing earthquakes.
While I can see how one might logically jump to this conclusion, anyone grounded in the sciences knows that even the most obvious hypotheses need to be backed up with thorough testing. Hence, one scientifically-minded feminist, blogger Jen McCreight, had the idea that on April 26th all women should dress immodestly, however they define that, and see if it really causes an earthquake. Women will be sporting cleavage, thigh or ankle, depending on their preference.
So women, if you support enlightened inquiry, I urge you to do your part to support science. And men, I expect you to stand behind your women. Or perhaps you'll want to stand in front of them, depending on how they define immodesty. And for those of you who are superstitious, you might want to find a sturdy doorframe to idle under.
Finally, in news completely unrelated to earthquakes, I'm posting some pictures below strictly for my children, who have been known to complain loudly and often that I spend too much time on my computer. Look well, children. Not one, but TWO craft projects in one day. Color yourselves lucky. (And no, my kids don't always wear pajamas all day...only sometimes.)
This is the planet Saturn
Sewing ric rac on felt pockets with large, dull needles that, while safe for children, are completely unsuited for sewing ric rac on felt pockets