Jenny Marsey knew that her giant underwear would come in handy one day. Like putting out a fire, for instance:
Jenny Marsey's size 18-20 cotton pants were grabbed to cover a frying pan fire at her home in Hartlepool.
Her son and nephew were trying to fry some bread when the blaze broke out, reports the BBC.
They grabbed the knickers from a pile of washing, doused them in water, and threw them over the fire.
Mrs Marsey, 53, said: "My £4.99 parachute knickers have come in handy for something. We've had a good laugh that they were a bit like a fire blanket."
Now that is something a thong couldn't do! Link