1Boobquake: A Group Trying to Prove that Boobs Don't Cause Earthquakes
Iran is one of the world's most earthquake-prone countries, but one cleric's explanation for the tremors left a lot of people scratching their heads. Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi said, "Many women who do not dress modestly… lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes."
In order to prove him wrong, over 30,000 women have joined a Facebook group called Boobquake. It was started by Jennifer McCreight, who wants to test the cleric's claim scientifically by getting thousands of women to show off their cleavage to see if any tectonic movements follow. (Source 1 | Source 2)
2Benjyo Soujer: A Japanese Group that Meets to Clean Public Toilets
The group, called Benjyo Soujer, has 35 members who get together every Sunday morning, regardless of the weather, to sanitize public toilets around Tokyo, disinfecting urinals and sinks. The group's name is a combination of the Japanese words for "lavatory" and "cleaner" and the English word for "soldier."
Group members say the cleaning ritual is a way to bond as a community and cleanse the soul at the same time. Along those lines, and this may not make sense to everybody, members are encouraged to clean the toilets with their bare hands.
Benjyo Soujer's leader, Masayuki Magome, says the practice of cleaning with bare hands is similar to a practice by Buddhist monks seeking "peace of heart." It takes the group about an hour and a half to finish, and then they are on to another public restroom the following weekend. (Source)
3For the Love of God -- Don't Let Parents Join Facebook
Many Facebook users know that employers, teachers, and admissions officers at universities use Facebook to check up on potential employees or students, but the dramatic increase in the number of parents using Facebook seemed to disturb many younger users more than the presence of any other demographic.
The group now has only 30 members because, well, parents have conquered the Facebook world. (Source | Via)
4Badly Stuffed Animals: A Group With the Most Bizarre Taxidermy Pictures of All Time
Nearly 11,000 users have subscribed to the unusual fan page, which features some truly bizarre images. (Source | Via)
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