“Journal to retract article from 2000 that plagiarized one from 1984”

In digging up material for a book, I ran across a pair of quasi-identical articles on an unusual topic. The articles were so similar that I sent word to our friends at the Retraction Watch web site, who dug into the history of those articles. Today, Retraction Watch published their report about those two reports: […]

Boob Glue® (New Patent)

Californian inventor Dawn Jackson™  has just received (November 18, 2014,) a US patent for her ‘Breast shaping adhesive and methods for shaping breasts ‘ concept. The glue, which is made from “denatured alcohol and water and where the polymer is selected from the group consisting of: a methacrylate copolymer; a polyquaternium cationic polymer, a poly(acrylic […]

Small study suggests suggesting that if women quit smoking, they will think they get bigger breasts

This tiny Italian study examined the gently-directed breast-centric introspection of a few women who had recently quit smoking. The study is: “Breast change perception in women after smoking cessation. A pilot study,” Cinzia De Marco, Giovanni Invernizzi, Rosalba Miceli, Luigi Mariani, Anna Villarini, Elena Munarini, Roberto Mazza, and Roberto Boffi [pictured below], Tumori, vol. 97, no. 5, pp. 672-675. […]

Malpositioned breast implant correction innovation

Unfortunately, breast implants are sometimes positioned wrongly. A new method to correct such problems – using shoelaces – is described by Dr. Daniel C. Mills II, MD, FACS: of the Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute, Laguna Beach, California, in the latest edition of Aesthetic Surgery Journal : ¨Implant malposition after breast augmentation surgery remains a common […]

One-breast enlargement from German military rifle chest-slapping

The rhythmic impact of a rifle wielded by a military man can puff up his chest. This sometimes leads to worry, or worse. Though soldiers might appreciate a good pair of breasts, what would happen if they themselves grew a pair? Or if they grew just one? Some men do experience this affront. A study called Gynecomastia […]

German Military Chest-Slapping with Rifles Leads to One Big Breast

German soldiers who regularly and thoroughly perform drills with rifles are at risk of developing one big breast, warns this medical study. The danger arises specifically from “mechanical impact of the carbine against the left side of the body during rifle drills”. The study is: “Gynecomastia in German Soldiers: Etiology and Pathology [Gynäkomastie bei Soldaten […]

Predictors of 3-D Breast Kinematics during Bare-Breasted Running

A six-person research team has just released its findings about the predictors of three-dimensional breast kinematics during bare-breasted running. Details are in their singular study: “Predictors of Three-Dimensional Breast Kinematics during Bare-Breasted Running“, Louise Ellen Wood, Jennifer White, Alexandra Milligan, Bessie Ayres, Wendy Hedger, and Joanna Scurr [pictured here], Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 44, […]

“The finest piece of plastic-surgeon’s porn”

Investigator Lee Chalmers alerts us to the existence of what he or she calls “The finest piece of plastic-surgeon’s porn ever published in a medical journal”. Chalmers faults us—correctly— for not including mention of it in the just-published special Body Parts issue of the Annals of Improbable Research. The study is: “Concepts in aesthetic breast dimensions: […]

Stare at The Sun: breast bombs

A news source (Fox News) famed for its reliability, reprinting news from another news source (The Sun) famed for its reliability, applies this headline: Terrorists Could Use Explosives in Breast Implants to Crash Planes, Experts Warn The Sun accompanies its report with the image reproduced here. Thus does vital knowledge get spread to the general […]