ITHACA, NY—According to a new study by Cornell University, in any conceivable scenario in which a person would have to choose between saving your life or that of actor-comedian Jack Black, the Shallow Hal star would live and you would die. “In countless hypothetical ‘lifeboat’ scenarios, our research indicates that you are ultimately more expendable, because when it comes down to it, Jack Black’s life is more important to people than your own,” the study’s lead author Dr. Thomas Malden told reporters Monday, adding that if, for example, the world were coming to an end and there were one space left in an underground bunker, the actor who appeared in The Holiday would be on a government “save” list, and you would have to fend for yourself. “Although you are pretty good in your own way, Jack Black has simply made a much stronger case for his continued existence. Sorry.” Malden added that while the choice was far more difficult during the weekend when you helped your friend move and Gulliver’s Travels opened in theaters, Black nonetheless retained his preferred status.