Miracle bras: hooters and shooters?
You may have seen that story about a Detroit woman whose bra deflected a bullet shot at her as she witnessed a burglary, saving her from more serious injury.
Every guy of a certain age will immediately think of Wonder Woman. I know, it was really BRACELETS that protected Wonder Woman from bullets, but guys looked at that red and gold bra on Lynda Carter and KNEW it did something miraculous.
But here’s the thing. I did some research, which isn’t like me. It turns out that as life-saving miracle devices go, the brassiere is right up there with penicillin and the colonoscopy.
Just a few days ago, gunmen attacked a bus in Brazil and fired at a woman, who survived because she was carrying wads of cash, you guessed it, in her bra. Clever headline writers wrote about her “treasure chest.”
Then there was the hiker in the Alps last year who, given up for dead, threw her brightly colored bra onto a cable car. Clever headline writers said she was saved from “twin peaks.”
It turns out, bras have saved enough women to make me suspicious of a propaganda plot involving the undergarment industry and headline writers. Is this how urban legends get started?
Below: Victoria’s Secret models pose at the launch of the Biofit Uplift Bra in Los Angeles in a 2008 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni