NY Woman Suffers Third-Degree Burns After Bikini Overheats

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  1. Volpone

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    Huh. I had a hunch it was maybe some kind of "micromini", like Wicked Weasel makes--hence the lack of padding. But it appears they are a line of fairly conservative swimsuits. :marathon:
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    How come she didn't notice the burning while it was happening? IT wasn't like it just appeared. The wire had to have gotten hot. There wasn't a moment where she thought to herself, "Damn this bikini top is burning my breasts!"
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  3. Uncle Albert

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    Maybe she's lost all sensation in her epidermis due to too much time spent slowly turning herself into leather sofa upholstery because commercial advertising told her that's what it takes to be pretty.
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  4. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    :yes: The thing I keep coming back to is "one hour in the sun." :jayzus:

    After half that much time, you'd have to scrape me off the sand with a trowel...
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    Why? I'd just leave your ashes there.

    ;)
  6. Ward

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    Shoot. The lady in this news story was only 50. There's no telling what would happen to some people. :soholy:
  7. garamet

    garamet "The whole world is watching."

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    Yeah, you would. :P

    Which is why, after the summer I spent as a camp counselor in high school, where I just built one blistering burn on top of another, I've avoided direct sunlight and/or taken precautions wherever possible.

    (The blistering, according to one theory, may have saved me from building basal cell cancer later in life. Several of my friends who burn first/tan later haven't been so lucky.)
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    I can't find any pictures of her. Usually means that is a good thing. God was probably trying to spare humanity by trying to set her on fire. :ramen:
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    ^If that's her she looks like she's spent a little too much time in the sun.

    One possibility is that it was a new swimsuit that was just a little smaller than her old one and left a little strip of skin exposed that wasn't normally. That would burn a lot faster than the rest of her skin and since it would be approximately where the underwire would be, that could explain why she thought it was from the underwire.
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