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Booby Trap: The Ultimate Lifesaver!

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 by Lisa Ricard Claro   21 Comments | Posted in Observations From the Tub



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“The only gossip I’m interested in is things from the Weekly World News: Woman’s bra bursts, 11 injured. That kind of thing.” —Johnny Depp






With all due respect to Christian Dior, I think Johnny Depp is in the right on this one, as today’s Observations from the Tub brings you this headline: German Woman Saved From Bullet By Bra.

Seems a German tourist unwittingly put herself in the middle of a boar hunt in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania while bike riding with her husband. Β The bullet struck her in the chest, but was deflected away by the underwire on her bra. I don’t know what she paid for her booby trap, as I like to call brassieres, but whatever amount she dished out, it wasn’t enough. A bra as a lifesaving device. Wow.

I couldn’t make this up if I tried.

Now, to get even freakier, guess what I found when I Googled to hunt down the story I just shared? A second story detailing a similar incident, this one taking place in Brazil back in February. The headline for that one reads: Woman’s Life Saved By Her Bra After She Was Hit By A Bullet.

Two different women, different nationalities, on two different continents, within six months of each other—SAVED BY THE BRA!Β  Words to live by, if ever there were any. Looks like the old booby trap was designed for some serious business.

See you Monday for Pawsitive Pondering! Have a great weekend—and don’t forget to wear your booby trap, ladies! Gentlemen, you might consider a wardrobe modification, you know, under the circumstances. Β πŸ˜‰



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21 Responses to "Booby Trap: The Ultimate Lifesaver!"

  1. Comment by Pat
    August 14, 2015 at 8:04 am  

    I’ll never look at a bra the same way again.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      August 16, 2015 at 6:29 pm  

      Me either, Pat! It deserves a little more respect than I’ve been affording it, that’s for sure.

  2. Comment by Cathy C. Hall
    August 14, 2015 at 9:39 am  

    No wonder that underwire is so darn uncomfortable–I mean, it can STOP a bullet. (And yet, it cannot keep a certain middle-aged woman’s boobs from sagging. Just sayin’.)

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      August 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm  

      Ah, yes, ye olde Cooper’s Droop. I don’t know who Cooper was, but he was no liar. *sigh*

  3. Comment by Rob
    August 14, 2015 at 9:49 am  

    Here, Here. Kevlar athletic cup all around. I would also suggest that one should be armed as well; for two reasons: (a) Being able to return fire is a big plus when being shot at, and (b) should you receive a catastrophic wound to the groin, you can shoot anyone who attempts to administer life-saving aid.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      August 16, 2015 at 6:31 pm  

      Haha…I’m leaving this one alone, Rob.

      • Comment by Rob
        August 16, 2015 at 9:18 pm  

        I probably should’ve.

  4. Comment by Donna Volkenannt
    August 14, 2015 at 11:31 am  

    Funny stuff!
    Almost makes me not want to curse out my sports bra, which I believe is a torture chamber, as I struggle to put it on before exercise class.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      August 16, 2015 at 6:32 pm  

      Agreed! I’m always grateful for mine when I break into a jog, though.

  5. Comment by Casey Hagen
    August 14, 2015 at 1:07 pm  

    And to think most women hate underwires…guess I’ll be seeking them out from now on πŸ˜€

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      August 16, 2015 at 6:32 pm  

      They’ve been proven effective for at least one thing, anyway…

  6. Comment by Theresa Sanders
    August 14, 2015 at 2:13 pm  

    I don’t even know what to say about these stories, Lisa…it feels like a booby trap πŸ™‚ Happy weekend!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      August 16, 2015 at 6:33 pm  

      Haha! Way to dodge it, Teri. πŸ™‚

  7. Comment by Linda O'Connell
    August 14, 2015 at 8:30 pm  

    Those were some heavy duty under wires.

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      August 16, 2015 at 6:34 pm  

      I know! They would have to be thicker than the average, wouldn’t they? It’s kind of unbelievable. I told my husband if I wrote that into a book no one would believe it.

  8. Comment by ButtonsMom2003
    August 14, 2015 at 9:50 pm  

    I’m not sure which is funnier – your post or some of the comments (Cathy & Rob). lol I hate underwires so I guess I’ll just have to remain vulnerable. πŸ™‚ I love your posts. Have a good weekend!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      August 16, 2015 at 6:35 pm  

      Thanks! You too! πŸ™‚

  9. Comment by Tammy
    August 15, 2015 at 11:26 am  

    I will think of these uplifting (ar ar) stories next time I struggle into one that has underwire that jabs me the wrong way – or worse – one of those boa constricting ones that swallow up my meager bosom like tidbits. Please note that I said “tiD-bits!” Those ladies are practically Wonder Woman!

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      August 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm  

      Lol. Tidbits. Nice. πŸ™‚ What bugs me is when one of the wires pushes through the fabric and digs in. And it always happens at a time when you can’t fix it, like in a meeting or something. Gak!

  10. Comment by Sioux
    August 15, 2015 at 5:49 pm  

    Lisa–This post and the comments were titillating.

    I’m with Cathy. How can a bra deflect a bullet and yet they still can’t keep our boulders where they belong?

    • Comment by Lisa Ricard Claro
      August 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm  

      Haha…it had to be said. πŸ™‚ As to the other, well…one of the mysteries of life, my friend.

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