Let us now praise the mighty brassiere. Not only does the bra lift and separate, it also saves lives. In the town of Salvador, Brazil, a woman who was shot in the chest by robbers recently survived the attack because she had stuffed money into her bra.
Ivonete Pereira was traveling by bus to her summer home in the nearby town of Lauro de Freitas when gunmen stormed the vehicle. A shoot out started between the robbers and a police officer on the scene and a stray bullet hit Miss Pereira.
Luckily, the lady was prepared. Because of frequent bus attacks in the region, she had hidden 150 reals (about $70) coiled inside the left cup of her bra. It was just enough to absorb most of the bullet’s impact, although she had to be taken to a hospital to remove the bullet.
Alas, the assailants managed to escape.