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Aug/10

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Science in Action

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Via the Daily Mail:

It’s the latest must-have accessory for the world’s biggest stars and it costs just £20. Robert De Niro, David Beckham, Gerard Butler, Demi Moore and Kate Middleton have all taken to wearing ‘mystical’ black silicone wrist bands – which they believe will boost their performance. The Power Balance bands incorporate a hologram which its manufacturer claims is ‘infused with healing and restorative powers’.

The bands are meant to enhance the body’s positive frequencies and block out negative ones from devices such as mobile telephones and radios. Sports stars including Beckham, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal and Formula 1 racer Rubens Barrichello have been wearing the bracelets at work and play. Now Hollywood stars have also adopted them despite claims they are mere lucky charms without any scientific or medical benefit.

Oh dear.

4 comments

  • Polichinello · August 23, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    The bands are meant to enhance the body’s positive frequencies and block out negative ones from devices such as mobile telephones and radios.

    Who knew that Oddball from Kelly’s Heroes would be prophet for our times?

  • Susan · August 23, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    You may be sure that anyone currently sporting a mystical black silicone wrist band has at home a dresser drawer full of discarded copper bracelets, crystals, mood rings, eagle feathers, and other such trinkets once thought to promote good health, expanded consciousness, inner peace, oneness with the universe, and great sex.

  • OneSTDV · August 24, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    When I was young, I used to see those Q-Ray bracelets commercials and think to myself, “I know I’m really young, but why are these people so damn stupid?”

  • Susan · August 25, 2010 at 12:21 am

    OneSTDV, I believe I had the same reaction to ads for the Mark Eden Bust Developer.

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