StoryCorps captured this gem from 94-year-old Betty Jenkins. When she was a young, flat-chested woman, she was given an inflatable bra by her mother. Things went well until she found herself on a plane trip in South America.
It turned out the cabin was not pressurized, and the bra was expanding.
"As the thing got bigger, I tried to stand up," Jenkins said, "and I couldn't see my feet."
The instructions said that the bra's pads could be inflated up to a size 48.
"I thought, 'What would happen if it goes beyond 48?'" Jenkins recalled.
"I found out what happened," she said. "It blew out." [Link, via YesButNoButYes, by way of Neatorama]