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What's Your Boob IQ?

Are you the breast in the business?

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  1. What is the medical term for "lumpy boobs"?

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    Glandularcystic breast disease
    Fibrocystic breast changes
    Cystic breast augmentation
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Fibrocystic breast changes describes breast tissue that is especially lumpy and is most common between the ages of 20 and 50.

  2. When was the first bra made?

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    1906
    1912
    1914
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Although women had been binding and supporting their breasts for years, the first ever bra was officially made by Mary Phelps Jacobs in 1914. This was the year Jacobs was granted a patent by the the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the garment she called a "brassiere", which was made of handkerchiefs.

  3. How many different types of nipples are there?

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    8
    9
    10
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    There are eight different types of nipples, including short, long and inverted.

  4. Which of these ingredients is not found in a bra?

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    Caterpillar spit
    Dirt
    Snail secretion
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    According to a National Geographic documentary on the "Secret History of the Bra", caterpillar spit, dirt, crude oil and molten metal are several of the ingredients in a bra.

  5. Sleeping face down can change the shape of your boobs.

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    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Although it would take a few years for the change to occur, sleeping on your front can affect the shape of your boobs. To avoid this, the best sleeping position is on your side.

  6. What is the name of the little bumps on your areolae?

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    Glands of Macdowell
    Glands of Monrow
    Glands of Montgomery
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Glands of Montgomery, also known as Areolar glands, were named after William Montgomery, the man who first wrote about them in an 1837 scientific paper.

  7. Your nipples can leak if you're not breastfeeding.

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    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    This can be a normal response to getting your breast or nipples squeezed really hard, Elisa Port, MD, previously told BuzzFeed Life. However, if the nipple discharge happens randomly, is bloody, or is only happening on one side, it's best to see a doctor.

  8. Who invented the modern system of bra sizing?

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    William Rosenthal
    William Rosenwald
    William Rosenberg
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The modern system of bra sizing was invented in 1928 by William Rosenthal and is still used today.

  9. Nipple piercings can make your nipples smaller.

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    True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Piercing professional, Elayne Angel, previously told BuzzFeed Life that nipple piercings can actually make your nipples bigger.

  10. Which cup size would be biggest?

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    34 B
    36 B
    38 B
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Cup sizes change with the chest size, so while a 36B cup size would be bigger than a 34B, it would be smaller than a 38B cup size.

  11. Which of these celebrities has four nipples?

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    David Beckham
    Justin Bieber
    Harry Styles
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    As any 1D fan would know, Harry Styles does indeed have four nipples. Just a heads up, the scientific name for this is "supernumerary nipples".

  12. What is the name of the person with the world's largest natural breasts on record?

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    Annie Houghton-Burner
    Annie Johnson-Tiller
    Annie Hawkins-Turner
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Indeed, Annie Hawkins-Turner has the largest natural breasts on record. The have an under breast measurement of 43 inches and an around chest-over-nipple measurement of 70 inches.

  13. How normal are asymmetrical boobs?

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    Not at all
    Pretty abnormal
    Completely and totally normal
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    As BuzzFeed Life previously reported, most breasts are not the exact same size, so it's totally normal if yours aren't perfectly symmetrical.

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