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15 things you never knew about boobs

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  • 15 facts you never knew about boobs

    There is an American NGO, Gotopless.org, that fights for the right for women to be topless in public places.

  • 15 facts you never knew about boobs

    Men have mammary glands and the capacity to produce milk – but it’s usually as a result of hormonal treatments.

  • 15 facts you never knew about boobs

    Legend says the coupe glass was moulded on Marie Antoinette’s breast. It predates her by a century, though.

  • 15 facts you never knew about boobs

    Smokers’ breasts tend to sag as chemicals in cigarettes destroy the skin’s elastin.

  • 15 facts you never knew about boobs

    Sleeping face down will not make boobs smaller, but it will change their shape over time. Instead, sleep on your side with a pillow under you.

  • 15 facts you never knew about boobs

    British women have Europe’s biggest boobs with more than half of us wearing a D cup or above.

  • 15 facts you never knew about boobs

    In 2000, Gisele Bundchen wore the world’s most expensive bra for Victoria’s Secret. With 1,300 gems, it was worth $15 million (£9.7million).

  • 15 facts you never knew about boobs

    Bra-like garments existed in 2,500BC, when Minoan women in Crete wore devices that hauled their bare boobs out of their clothes.

  • 15 facts you never knew about boobs

    Breast size doesn’t determine cleavage. Position on torso is more important. If your body narrows under your shoulders, you’ll have a better ‘plunge’.

  • 15 facts you never knew about boobs

    On 19 June, 1964, 20-year-old Carol Doda was the first woman to dance topless for money at the Condor Club in San Francisco

  • 15 facts you never knew about boobs

    The first topless Page 3 girl in The Sun newspaper was 20-year-old Stephanie Rahn on 17 November, 1970.

  • 15 facts you never knew about boobs

    Cleopatra, Egypt’s last Pharaoh, killed herself by clasping a poisonous asp to her breast.

  • 15 facts you never knew about boobs

    The term brassiere first appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1933.

  • 15 facts you never knew about boobs

    According to Greek myth, the Milky Way was formed when the god Zeus tricked his wife Hera into breastfeeding his half-human son Heracles. When Hera realised the infant wasn’t hers, she pushed him away and the drops of spilled milk became the Milky Way galaxy.

  • 15 facts you never knew about boobs

    Statistically speaking, your left breast is probably bigger than the right

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