This Friday’s Weird Science: Foot-binding
When I look for Friday Weird Science topics, I often end up with stuff that sex-related.  Why?  Because sex sells, and weird sex stuff sells even better.  And isn’t it crazy that people STUDY this stuff?

So here it is: McGeoch, P. “Does cortical reorganization explain the enduring popularity of foot-binding in medieval China?”  Medical Hypotheses (2007) 69, 938-941.

Warning:  there are some frightening pics of feet below the fold.  Continue reading