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US: Brace yourself for a shock: celebrities DON’T know everything!

December 28, 2012

Perhaps a coffee rub would help?

Pop guru Simon Cowell carries pocket-sized inhalable oxygen shots, America’s Mad Men actress January Jones favours dried placenta pills, and British soap star Patsy Palmer rubs coffee granules into her skin.

Celebrities rarely shy away from public peddling of dubious ideas about health and science, and 2012 was no exception.

In its annual list of the year’s worst abuses against science, the Sense About Science (SAS) campaign also named former US presidential candidate Mitt Romney for spreading misinformation about windows on planes, and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps for false justifications for peeing in the pool.

SMH

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