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And They Can Save Your Life Too

This woman's breast implants protected her from shrapnel that would have probably seriously injured her:

One Israeli woman has received an unexpected boost from her breast implants during the Lebanon war -- the silicone embeds saved her life during a Hezbollah rocket attack, a doctor said.


"This is an extraordinary case, but it's a fact that the silicone implants prevented her from a more serious and deeper wound," Jacky Govrin, of the hospital in Nahariya that treated the woman, told army radio Tuesday.

"The young woman went through surgery two years ago to have a larger chest," he said. "During the war she was wounded in the chest by shrapnel" that got stuck in the implants instead of penetrating further.

The woman did not emerge from her ordeal completely unscathed, however.

"The shrapnel was removed but the implant had to be replaced," Govrin said.

Heh. How about an army of Pam Andersons?


Comments (15)

Lets step back a moment and... (Below threshold)
yetanotherjohn:

Lets step back a moment and check out the wound (not that way you pervert). It is possible, depending on the vecto of the shrapnel, that if she was her original cup, she wouldn't have been hurt.

Plus any soldier will tell you that when the shooting starts there is a special quality to being low to the ground. A soldier who hits the deck and has her head 3 feet off the ground is more vulnerable.

Besides, I prefer natural.

Brings to mind the recent s... (Below threshold)

Brings to mind the recent story of the 440-lb German man on a bicycle whose 'padding' was credited with saving his life when he was run over by a car...he suffered only a dislocated hip and some scrapes.

No, I cannot explain how or why the 440-lb man, described as 'bulky' in the story, was riding a bicycle in traffic.

Let's staff the Army with c... (Below threshold)
Mitchell:

Let's staff the Army with chesty broads so we can cut back on body armor expenditures.

The "piece" dividend can be redistributed to the greedy taxpayers, like us.

To steal a line from Homer ... (Below threshold)

To steal a line from Homer Simpson...

Breasts. Is there anything they can't do?

How about an ar... (Below threshold)
How about an army of Pam Andersons?
Sounds like overkill to me.
I hate to bring up a bad an... (Below threshold)
Candy:

I hate to bring up a bad angle on such a fun story - but she had silicone implants burst inside her body. She could face a lifetime of problems now.

I guess funbags do s... (Below threshold)
Tim:

I guess funbags do save lives!

Mmmmmm... boobies -- is the... (Below threshold)
OregonMuse:

Mmmmmm... boobies -- is there anything they can't do?

And after the greedy trial ... (Below threshold)
krazy kagu:

And after the greedy trial lawyers nearly bled the manafastures of silicon breat implants dry with frivolous lawsuits based on junk science they should have wrung the neck of those vultures

Wonder Womannnnnnnnnn... (Below threshold)

Wonder Womannnnnnnnnn

Wow, she really made the br... (Below threshold)

Wow, she really made the breast out of a bad situation.

Bet that moment is forever engraved upon her mammary . . .

OregonMuse: Heh. Had to wip... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

OregonMuse: Heh. Had to wipe coffee of my screen.

Hey, Kevlar implants, maybe...

I am sure that if Bob Hope ... (Below threshold)

I am sure that if Bob Hope were still alive, he would sing, "Thanks for the mammaries . . ."

bobdog: I had to wipe coff... (Below threshold)
Tim:

bobdog: I had to wipe coffee off my screen TWO HOURS EARLIER when Jason said the same damn thing. Of course, his timing could be better, so it wasn't really that funny.

Damn you Jim. I spluttered... (Below threshold)
epador:

Damn you Jim. I spluttered cocoa all over my keyboard and laptop screen.

Beware though, Paul has threatened to ban me for similar heinous puns...




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