Life-saving brassieres: Yet another example

The history of life-saving brassieres has yet another chapter, this one a first-person narrative written by Jessica Bruinsmain in The Guardian:

Experience: My bra saved my life

‘I crashed against rock, barely stopping myself from rolling straight off the ledge into the valley below’…

The previous chapter — a chapter still unfolding — concerns Dr. Elena Bodnar‘s Chernobyl-inspired (and eventually, Ig Nobel Prize-winning) invention of the Emergency Bra.

BONUS: A second-hand account, by the Associated Press, of the Bruinsmain bra saga.

BONUS: Video of Dr. Bodnar accepting her Ig Nobel Prize in 2009, and demonstrating the invention with the assistance of three Nobel laureates: