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Friday Weird Science: When the going gets tough, the tough get a foot fetish

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Today at Neurotic Physiology, I’ve got a Friday weird science for you! This paper makes the claim that increased STD spread is responsible for foot fetishes. And truly, until I looked, I never noticed the preponderance of scandalously bare feet in our degenerate modern society. It’s enough to make your monocle pop right out of your eye. Despite this, I am still not particularly convinced. Head over and check it out!

Scicurious About the Author: Scicurious is a PhD in Physiology, and is currently a postdoc in biomedical research. She loves the brain. And so should you. Follow on Twitter @Scicurious.

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