Sunday, September 19, 2010

brassiere: exposed!

i stumbled upon these bra facts at nat geo's site! interesting! 

  • 1. In 1991 a woman was killed by lightning which struck the underwire in her bra.

  • 2. A cancer-detecting bra was recently patented.

  • 3. The Guinness Book of World Records states that the largest bust is a 48V. The breasts have a combined weight of 56 lbs.

  • 4. A bra has been designed to detect radiation in case of nuclear attack.

  • 5. New anti-mugging bras can monitor heart rate and signal police in the event of panic.

  • 6. Triumph International invented an anti-smoking bra which emits a mysterious fragrance designed to kill the desire to smoke.

  • 7. The "smart bra" is made of a fabric that tightens when you need it to.

  • 8. A “bra ball” was created in 2001 that was made up of 14,000 bras.

  • 9. Silk is made from miles of caterpillar spit.

  • 10. 8 out of every 10 women are wearing the wrong size bra.

  • 11. A bad bra can cause headaches, back pain and radiating pain down the arm.

  • 12. In Cyprus, campaigners against breast cancer, strung together 114,000 bras, beating the world record for bra chains.

  • 13. Numetrex invented a sports bra with a heart monitor.

  • 14. Spandex can stretch to 6 times its length and then recover its original shape without losing elasticity.
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