How a Woman’s Bra Literally Saved Her Life

Just in case you needed another reason to love to the brassiere.

There are lots of reasons to hate bras. They’re uncomfortable, constraining, and occasionally unflattering. But here’s a reason to love them: They can save your life.

That’s what a German woman discovered after her sports bra deflected a stray bullet on Friday, according to NBC News. The 41-year-old cyclist was accidentally shot by a hunter after mistakenly bicycling into a wild boar hunt in the town of Gadebusch. The town’s local newspaper reported that the woman heard the sound of a gun before feeling “a sharp pain in her chest.” A police investigation found that the metal underwire of her bra had stopped the bullet, leaving her with a bruise but otherwise unharmed.

This isn’t the first time a brassiere has doubled as a bulletproof vest of sorts. In February, a Brazilian woman was reportedly struck by a stray bullet when leaving a supermarket in the city of Belém, but her black lace bra protected her from serious harm. 




Remember fellas: The bra may be your worst enemy in your bedroom, but it’s your best friend everywhere else.

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Jared Keller