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Boobs and more Boobs: 9 Things You Didn't Know About Boobs

1. There is a NGO that fights for women's right to be topless
GoTopless.org is an US organization which claims that women have the same constitutional right to be bare chested in public places as men. They often promote (topless) gatherings to claim for their rights.

2. The left breast is usually larger 
No two breasts are exactly the same size, and it is usually your left breast that is bigger than the right side. However, often the difference is so slight you'd never notice they are of different sizes. Nipples also come in varying sizes, not only that, they also point in different directions. 












3. Breasts are the first thing men notice in a woman
No news here. Research conducted at the Victoria University of Wellington showed that breasts are often the first thing men look at, and for a longer time than other body parts. Nothing to be ashamed of since another study said that staring at women's breasts for just minutes a day can improve a man's health and add four to five years to his life.








4. Men can lactate too
It's exceptionally rare, but since men possess mammary glands just like women do, they have the capacity to produce milk. When male lactation happens, it's usually because of hormonal treatments for diseases like cancer.





5.  England is the country with biggest breasts in Europe

A survey made by bra maker Triumph found that British women have the biggest boobs in Europe. More than half of women in that country wear a size D cup. Denmark scored second while Holland was third. On the other hand, Italian women had the smallest breasts where 68 percent had a size B.











6. The average breast weighs one pound


The average breast weighs about 0.5 kilograms (1.1 lb). Each breast contributes to about 4-5% of the body fat and thus 1% of the total body weight of an average woman.












7.  Breasts get fat

In your 20s, your boobs are made up of fat, milk glands and collagen -- the connective tissue that keeps them firm. But as you age, the glands and collagen shrink and are replaced by more and more fat. Instead of making your bra size go up, however, the added flab can send breasts down, closer to the floor, if you catch our drift.




8. Breasts augmentation may lead to suicide

Women who get breast implants are at least three times more likely to commit suicide, a risk that increases with time. As the August 2007 Annals of Plastic Surgery reported, it's unlikely that silicone toxicity causes the correlation. It's more probable that women who undergo breast augmentation are more apt to have an underlying psychiatric problem that predisposes them to suicide.




9. In China, you can major in Bra Studies

In Hong Kong, you can get a degree in Bra Studies from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where they teach you how to design and build a bra. Recently, the students exhibited their designs at the ACE Style Institute of Intimate Apparel at the ITC Resource Centre.

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