Why "Boob Plate" Armor Would Actually Kill You

Boob-shaped armor doesn't just look utterly ridiculous — it would actually result in your immediate death, probably the first time you tried to wear it into a fight.

Over at Tor.com, Emily Asher-Perrin has a great takedown of the "boob-plate armor" concept, pointing out that the purpose of armor is to deflect blows. Having that big space between the breasts just diverts the blow directly towards the center of your breastbone. She adds that even falling down while wearing this sort of armor could shatter your breastbone: "You are wearing armor that acts as a perpetual spear directed at some of your most vulnerable body parts."

The whole thing is well worth checking out. [Tor.com]

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