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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Astrology and the Length of Your Life

The past year has seen a slew of research using astrology (usually just the sun sign) for insurance purposes. So, is it any wonder that now there is one for life expectancy? Interestingly enough, a husband threatens to sue when his wife is doesn't like what she reads!

In fact, the report is now claimed to have been just a reminder to people to take care of themselves. The statistics from one year. Why would you have statistic for a year, and then just "nudge" people to take care of themselves by publishing a study as a factual scientific report?

Figures released by the Bureau of National Health Insurance said that those born under the sign of Aries have the shortest average life span

A "whimsical" press release from the Bureau of National Health Insurance (BNHI) ranking longevity according to star signs that attracted massive media coverage has resulted in the threat of a lawsuit from a man who said his wife's state of mind has been adversely affected by the report.

The bureau received a telephone call from a man complaining that his wife's depression had worsened markedly since she read in the papers that bureau figures showed people with her astrological sign, Aries, lived the shortest lives...

Read the whole article from the Taipei Times.

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