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Mariah Carey = Not A Math Whiz

Sense About Science annually reports on celebrities "misleading claims" about science and has listed Mariah Carey as one of this year's offenders in the mathematics category. The 2008 Science report calls out Carey for ignoring basic algebra and translating her latest album title E=MC2, which is borrowed from Einstein's most famous scientific formula for mass-energy equivalence, as "emancipation equals Mariah Carey times two," instead of squared. The number two in the equation acts as an exponent to the C variable, meaning the C would be multiplied by itself -another C, and not multiplied by the number two as Carey has mistakenly said. But since Carey squared is exponentially better than Carey multiplied by two, we think Mimi's new math deserves an A plus! A few other celebrities busted for their lack of science sense: Tom Cruise for pooh poohing psychiatry, Demi Moore for endorsing the detox benefits of leeches, and TV cook Delia Smith for claiming the nation's obesity could be cured " if we cut down sugar addiction."
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New Study Reveals All African American Women Could Be Overweight By 2034

By 2034, all African American women are expected to be overweight or obese, according to a health study published in the research journal, Obesity. Currently, 78 percent of black women are presently overweight or obese. Mexican American men come in a close second, with 90 percent expected to be overweight in 2034. By 2030, about 86 percent of all Americans are expected to be overweight. Dr. Lan Liang, one of the researchers on the study, points out that "genetically and physiologically, it should be impossible" for all U.S. adults to become overweight, but adds "that is the direction we're going." The findings are based on government survey data collected between 1970 and 2004 and the current trends in diet.
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Mariah Carey = Not A Math Whiz

Sense About Science annually reports on celebrities "misleading claims" about science and has listed Mariah Carey as one of this year's offenders in the mathematics category. The 2008 Science report calls out Carey for ignoring basic algebra and translating her latest album title E=MC2, which is borrowed from Einstein's most famous scientific formula for mass-energy equivalence, as "emancipation equals Mariah Carey times two," instead of squared. The number two in the equation acts as an exponent to the C variable, meaning the C would be multiplied by itself -another C, and not multiplied by the number two as Carey has mistakenly said. But since Carey squared is exponentially better than Carey multiplied by two, we think Mimi's new math deserves an A plus! A few other celebrities busted for their lack of science sense: Tom Cruise for pooh poohing psychiatry, Demi Moore for endorsing the detox benefits of leeches, and TV cook Delia Smith for claiming the nation's obesity could be cured " if we cut down sugar addiction."
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New Study Reveals All African American Women Could Be Overweight By 2034

By 2034, all African American women are expected to be overweight or obese, according to a health study published in the research journal, Obesity. Currently, 78 percent of black women are presently overweight or obese. Mexican American men come in a close second, with 90 percent expected to be overweight in 2034. By 2030, about 86 percent of all Americans are expected to be overweight. Dr. Lan Liang, one of the researchers on the study, points out that "genetically and physiologically, it should be impossible" for all U.S. adults to become overweight, but adds "that is the direction we're going." The findings are based on government survey data collected between 1970 and 2004 and the current trends in diet.
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