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Mary Phelps Jacob
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    (April 20, 1891-January 24, 1970)
    Resided in Mamaroneck, New York
    Invented the first commercially marketed brassiere (1913)
    Owned the company Caresse Crosby
    Sold her brassiere patent to the Warner Brothers Corset Company
    Co-founded the Black Sun Press (1925)
    Founded Portfolio magazine
    Founded the Women Against War organization
    Divorced Richard Rogers Peabody (1915-19??)
    Widow of Harry Crosby (1922-1929)
    Divorced Selbert Young (1937-1950)
    Many people believe that the bra was invented by Otto Titzling.
    Brassieres were often victims of the Women's Liberation Movement.
    Although bras are not always easy for women to put on, it's much harder for men to take them off.
    She sold her brassiere patent for $1,500 to the the Warner Brothers Corset Company, who earned $15 million in bra sales over the next 30 years.
    The word 'Brassiere' is French for 'upper arm.'
    She was nicknamed Polly.
    She changed her first name to Caresse.
    She divorced her first and third husbands.
    She married wealthy men.
    She married a football player who was 20 years younger than her (1937).
    She invented an alternative to the uncomfortable and awkward looking corset.
    Her first husband became an alcoholic.
    Her second husband committed suicide (1929).
    Her invention is often visible in porn.
    She was the strongest supporter of women's breasts.
    She made her first bra out of two handkerchiefs and pink ribbon (sexy!).
    In 2018, Out of 13 Votes: 53.85% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 14 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 10 Votes: 10.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 38.46% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 22 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 29 Votes: 41.38% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 40 Votes: 57.50% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 64 Votes: 51.56% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 123 Votes: 45.53% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 172 Votes: 58.72% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 82 Votes: 53.66% Annoying
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