Wearing Flip-Flops Will Kill YouBy Rocky Thompson on June 15th, 2008
A recent study points to some research that seems to show that people who wear flip-flops are more likely to get skin cancer on their feet. And since only half of patients with melanomas on their feet survive compared with a 4-out-of-5 survival rate for other melanomas, they conclude that your flip-flops will kill you unless youâ€™re bright enough to use sunscreen. I would argue that a greater death risk should also be associated with flip-flops if youâ€™re the kind of guy always running away from people. Youâ€™re like the wounded gazelle of the pack since you canâ€™t run as fast, so itâ€™s only a matter of time until your friends trip you so they can make the getaway.