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History Of The Bra
"Just a silly quiz about the bra."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In 2500 B.C., Minoan women of Crete wore a bra-like garment that did what?
smashed the breasts so tightly that almost all women were flat chested
made their breasts look like three instead of two
drew attention to the nipples by hanging tassles on the front of their shirts
lifted the breasts right out of the woman's clothes
In 1893, Marie Tucek patented a 'breast supporter' that was most like our bra today. Instead of cups for the breasts, it had what?
For many years throughout history, women were forced to wear painful corsets. These garments could make a normal sized woman squeeze down to a waist size of 12 inches or smaller! Although sometimes flattering, they caused many women great discomfort. In 1913, Mary Phelps Jacobs was getting dressed to go to a formal dinner in a lacy dress, and the corset she was wearing had some of the whalebones and steel rods sticking out. This was the beginning of the 'bra as we know it'. She created a 'bra-like' garment out of what?
rubber bands and cotton balls
2 handkerchiefs, ribbons and a cord
nylon sheets, rope, and rubber straps
denim patches and metal chains
Mary Phelps Jacob made these brassieres for friends and family for about a year. She patented them under the company name of 'Caress Crosby'. In 1914, she sold the rights to the Warner Brothers Corset Company for what amount?
During World War I, the corset companies were dealt a real blow by the government when women were asked to quit buying corsets. Why was that?
women were being sent into the work force and shouldn't be wearing the corsets there
corsets were killing women at a young age because of the pain they were causing them
the men whom were being drafted wanted their women to be 'bare chested'
the government wanted to free up all the metal they could get
What important thing did Russian immigrant, Ida Rosenthal, do in 1928?
created bras for heavy men
made cotton the chosen material for bras
created strapless bras
created cup sizes for bras
Story has it that there has been one fatality due to wearing a bra. True or False?
The word 'brassiere' is French for what?
over the shoulder boulder holder
According to a 1994 book 'Dressed To Kill' by authors Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijerin, it was suggested that wearing a bra can increase a woman's chance of dying from what?
There were 4730 women in the 'Dressed To Kill' study. During the study, they figured out how many of the bra-less women were less likely to contract breast cancer than the women who wore bras everyday. How many times was it?
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Compiled Jun 28 12