Chubby Checker, the “Chubby Checker”, and the Ig Nobel Prize

The TCPalm web site, in Florida, reports:

Chubby Checker’s federal lawsuit has sexual twist, Gary law firm in Stuart says

FORT PIERCE — Stuart attorney Willie Gary has filed a federal lawsuit with a “Twist.”

Gary and members of his law firm filed a lawsuit late Monday in federal court in Fort Pierce on behalf of Chubby Checker, the 71-year-old singer known for “The Twist,” against Hewlett-Packard and its subsidiary Palm Inc. over the use of Checker’s name on a software application that claims to estimate the size of a man’s penis based on his shoe size….

Should this proceed to a courtroom, expect one side or the other to discuss the 1998 Ig Nobel Prize in statistics, which was awarded to Jerald Bain of Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto and Kerry Siminoski of the University of Alberta for their carefully measured report, “The Relationships Among Height, Penile Length, and Foot Size.”

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Below: video of Chubby Checker, the singer, singing his famous song. Note that he is wearing shoes:

  • Mantelli

    You know what they say–a man with big feet has big…shoes!