18 Fun Facts You Should Know About Bras and Boobs

As new moms, our breasts become a popular topic of conversation.  Are we using them to feed our babies?  They’ve gotten bigger!  They’ve deflated!  What on earth has HAPPENED to them, anyway?  Given how much we discuss these crazy orbs, I thought I would arm us with fun facts to interject into these boob-filled chats.

#1 – Women own, on average, nine bras.  (Eight sexy ones to mollify their husbands and one that they actually wear.)

#2 – Ancient Greeks thought the Milky Way was made from drops of breast milk from the goddess Hera.

#3 – Vogue magazine first used the word “brassiere” in print in 1907.  Only grandmothers and Duggar family members continue to use this word today.

#4 – 36C is today’s average bust size, which has increased from a 34B over the past 15 years.  Which is, no doubt, due to…

#5 – The 290,000 breast enlargement surgeries performed in the U.S. in 2013 alone.

#6 – Most women will change in bra size six times over their lifetime.  (But continue to try to stuff themselves in their old, way-too-small favorite one.)

#7 – According to studies, British women have the largest breasts; 50 percent wear at least a D cup.  (“Hey, want to take a family vacation in London?” –My husband)

#8 – $16 billion was spent on bras worldwide last year.  Apparently, much of that was devoted to investing in enough fabric to cover British women’s breasts.

#9 – The woman with the worlds biggest breast augmentation is a 38KKK.  (“Why, oh why, did she do this?!” — The woman’s lower back)

#10 – There is an NGO that fights for women’s rights to be topless.  (Finally!  A women’s cause that most men wholeheartedly support.)

#11 – The left breast is usually bigger than the right. (Million-dollar idea: Push-up cups for right breasts.)

#12 – The average breast weighs one pound or, approximately, one Olsen Twin.

#13 – In China, you can major in bra studies.  I assume they’re graded on a curve.

#14 – The first push-up bra was introduced in the 1800s. Because, you know, corsets didn’t torture the female body nearly enough.

#15 – The most expensive bra in the world is Victoria’s Secret’s $15 million Red Hot Fantasy bra from 2000.  For that price, Gisele had better come with it.

#16 – In 2008, there were nearly 18,000 breast reductions performed… on men.

#17 – The largest natural breasts recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records are 112 pounds.  No, they are not Simon Cowell’s.

#18 – Implants miraculously saved an Israeli woman from death by Hezbollah rocket attack. During the war, she was wounded in the chest by shrapnel but survived because of her boob job, done two years prior. While the patient is fine, the implant, unfortunately, did not survive. (R.I.P. brave implant)

Source: Brayola

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Candy Kirby

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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  • “Eight sexy ones to mollify their husbands and one that they actually wear.”

    I get tired of the jokes at the expense of men. Women want to be respected as equals, but they don’t seem to be able to offer that same respect in return. What, exactly, is wrong with a husband enjoying the way his wife looks? The answer to that rhetorical question is, of course, nothing. Wives spend half their lives telling their husbands what to wear to look good (flat versus pleated pants, what kind of underwear, what colors, what pattern ties, etc.) as well as how to shave, how to have their hair cut, what kind of car to drive … the list goes on. The point is that we all do things to please our partners so drop the jokes and start respecting husbands and men in general. Most men already do that for women, why can’t women do it in return?

    • By the way (because I know someone will make a sarcastic comment), I came here looking for information about bras and sizing because my life partner is always uncomfortable but is too embarrassed and too busy to be fitted properly. I’m here for her, to figure out what women are saying, what they want, what makes them comfortable, etc. Do I appreciate when she wears clothing to please my tastes? Of course, it’s a nice message that she cares about me and wants me to know she’s thinking about me and my desires. Do I want her to be comfortable and confident in the clothes she wears to work and about town? Of course. That’s why I’m searching the internet for information, because I care about here desires and I want her to know I will go to whatever extent necessary to improve her life.