It turns out bras have a hidden, secondary purpose: stopping bullets.
A tourist in Germany was cycling through the countryside when she unknowingly entered a boar hunting area in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Soon afterwards, she felt a sharp pain in her chest.
The woman probably didn’t know it yet, but she had just been shot by a hunter.
Rather than a gaping wound though, the tourist looked down and only saw a bruise. The bullet miraculously struck the underwire of her bra, deflecting the round and arguably saving her life.
The cyclist’s husband was able to spot the shooter and quickly told him what happened, and the hunt was immediately stopped, according to The Telegraph.
The woman was taken to hospital, and police later discovered that the body of a young boar was found in the suspected line of fire. Authorities believe it’s possible that the bullet may have rebounded off the animal before striking the woman’s bra. An investigation is now underway to determine if the hunt was properly signposted.