A Bra's Tale

Betty Jenkins was once an adventurous young woman with a flat chest. Her mother gave her an inflatable bra to attract men. But what happens when you wear a partially-inflated bra in a plane flying over the Andes Mountains?
It turned out the cabin was not pressurized, and the bra was expanding.

"As the thing got bigger, I tried to stand up," Jenkins said, "and I couldn't see my feet."

The instructions said that the bra's pads could be inflated up to a size 48.

"I thought, 'What would happen if it goes beyond 48?'" Jenkins recalled.

Big trouble in South America, that's what. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91943477 -via YesButNoButYes

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So many surprising things...an inflatable bra, the fact that she was flying through South America back when people didn't just do that kind of thing, and the whole bomb-search angle. Neat story. :)
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