The bra, it seems, was not invented by Mary Phelps Jacob, the New York socialite, who in 1913 made a bra out of ribbon and handkerchiefs and then sold the patent to the Warner company. (They ultimately made 15 million dollars off of it.) As Austrian archeologists have proved, it was invented long before that.
But I thought Americans invented everything?
So, it’s this…
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