Did you know that the skin on your breasts is especially thin? Or that humans are the only mammals whose breasts stay full even when they’re not nursing? The guys at Bustle have rounded up six surprising facts that will make you think twice about how you see your twins.
1. YOUR SLEEPING POSITION AFFECTS YOUR BREASTS
You may want to think again about how you sleep. CNN published an article on sleeping positions, revealing that if you sleep facing downward or on your side, your breasts may change shape over a long period of time. More specifically, sleeping on your stomach is bad for your breasts because they are pressed against your mattress for hours, and sleeping on your side causes their ligaments to stretch over time. The best sleeping positions for your breasts is on your side with a pillow under them for support, or sleeping on your back.
2. YOUR BOOBS GET FAT
Plastic surgeon and associate professor of surgery at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Laurie A. Casas explained to Cosmopolitan that as you get older, the glands and collagen in your breasts shrink and are replaced by heavier breast tissue that will be more susceptible to gravity and start sagging. This process can be slowed down, but not prevented, by wearing an underwire bra.
3. SMOKING AFFECTS YOUR BREASTS
As if you need another reason not to smoke, researchers found that smoking leads to saggy breasts. According to University of Kentucky plastic surgeon Brian Rinker, “smoking breaks down a protein in the skin called elastin, which gives youthful skin its elastic appearance and supports the breast.” Put that cigarette down!
4. YOUR BOOBS DON’T WEIGH MUCH
Cosmo reports that “an A-cup clocks in at only a quarter pound; a B, about half a pound; a C, three-quarters of a pound; and a D, around one pound.” How they got those measurements, I’ll never understand.
5. YOUR LEFT IS PROBABLY LARGER
There is no such thing as a perfectly symmetrical set by nature; a single pair can vary in breast size, nipple size, and even nipple direction. Scientists aren’t sure why, but size variations in breasts normally occur because there is more tissue in the left breast. In fact, the Huffington Post found that this applies to 65 percent of women.
6. YOURS MIGHT STILL BE GROWING
Surprisingly, Planned Parenthood Toronto states that breasts can grow past puberty and into your early twenties. After your twenties though, the only ways to get more busty is by pregnancy, plastic surgery and certain birth control pills.
So remember to take care of your boobs…you only get one set!
A CROW TRIED TO GO IN OUR CLASSROOM AND HE HAD A PEN
yes hello i am here to learn geometries
That crow is more prepared than some of my students.
You’ve all just like, completely skipped over the possibility that this crow has seen people using pens in this room, found one, and is trying to return it. There’s been videos of crows picking up sweet wrappers and stuff and placing them in bins after seeing humans put their litter in bins. I really do believe that this crow is trying to return the pen and that is ADORABLE AS HELL.
THEY ARE SO SMART I LOVE THEM
Crows are thought to be self aware by some scientists. Its perfectly possible the crow wants to return the pen to humans. Knowing it belongs to humans.
Corvids. Who KNOWS. :)
Another cool crow deal: Once, when trying to assess if crows could reason and use tools, scientists had two crows who didn’t know each other each take a wire from a table (one was hooked, one was straight) and try to grab meat from a bottle with it. The crows could see each other, though they had separate bottles. Only the straight wire worked for this, so they hypothesized that if crows could reason, the second trial would have the two crows fighting over the straight wire. The second trial started and, to the surprise of the scientists, the two crows both went for the bent wire, one held it down and the other unbent it. They both got meat out of their bottles. They came to a peaceful solution without verbal communication. Crows are probably smarter than we are.