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How Much Do You Actually Know About Boobs?

Time to bust out that breast knowledge!

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    Annie Hawkins-Turner (aka Norma Stitz) currently holds the record for the world's largest natural breasts. Her under-breast measurement is 43 inches and her around-chest measurement is 70 inches.

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    "Embryos are always female in their early stages, and males only differentiate from the female prototype after a few weeks." However, some men have been known to secrete a milk-like fluid from their breasts.

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    According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 286,254 breast augmentations were performed in 2014, which is a 35% increase from 2000.

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    They are named after William Montgomery, who wrote about them in his 1837 paper "An exposition of the signs and symptoms of pregnancy : the period of human gestation, and the signs of delivery."

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    Though breast cancer is 100 times more common in women, men can get it too. The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 2,350 new cases of male breast cancer in 2015.

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    Debby Hebernick, Ph.D., told BuzzFeed Life in an email that "Some people do experience orgasm from nipple stimulation alone." According to this study, nipple stimulation activates the genital sensory cortex of the brain.

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    According to this 2010 study, smoking was found to be a "significant risk factor" for sagging, or ptosis.

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    Elisa Port, M.D., chief of breast surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center and the co-director of the Dubin Breast Center at Mount Sinai, told BuzzFeed Life that "In general the implant usually goes behind the breast, and even sometimes behind the muscle behind the breast. So it should not interfere with the ability to breastfeed."

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    According to this 2012 study of identical female twins, women who moisturized their breasts every day had "significantly fewer" wrinkles.

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    Yup, the lady in Total Recall had polymastia. Having more than two nipples is known as polythelia.

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    As women near menopause, glandular tissue diminishes, while fatty tissue actually increases.

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    Generally, extra nipples and breast tissue are thought to occur in 1-2% of the population, though sometimes it's "reported to be as high as 6%."

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