Iran is in one of the most seismically active regions of the globe, atop dozens of fault lines, yet Tehran hasn't suffered a major earthquake since 1830. And when the inevitable happens, it'll be because of immodestly dressed women. Wait, what? "Many women who do not dress modestly ... lead young men astray, corrupt their chastity, and spread adultery in society, which (consequently) increases earthquakes," a leading cleric said during a Friday prayer service, the AP reports.
"A divine authority told me to tell the people to make a general repentance. Why? Because calamities threaten us," said Kazem Sedighi. "If a natural earthquake hits Tehran, no one will be able to confront such a calamity but God's power, only God's power." In other words, cover up, ladies. "Let's not disappoint God." (Read more Iran stories.)