Old Wives' Tales
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Claim: According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, "ogling women's breasts is good for a man's health."
Example: [Collected on the Internet, 1999]
Origins: Ho ho ho! Staring a big-breasted women is a form of exercise. (No wonder Jayne Mansfield's husband was a
Watching busty females may indeed be good for a man's health and add years to his life (by giving him something to look forward to, if nothing else), but men who want to make the case for engaging in this behavior to their wives or girlfriends will have to do so without relying on the imprimatur of the medical community. The article referred to above was not printed in The New England Journal of Medicine or any other major medical journal. It is, in fact, a slight reworking of a piece that has run on at least two occasions in that celebrated tabloid Fountain of Truth, the Weekly World News
Last updated: 18 March 2007
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