Health, Lifestyle

Everyone is checking their wrists and boobs!!

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
June 4th, 2019

If I asked if you had a freckle on your left boob – without checking – could you say yay or nay? Me either. Apart from the very important breast checks we should all be doing on the reg, I can’t remember the last time I had a good look at my norks. I see them a lot, but I don’t really pay much attention to them.

That all changed this morning when I read about a viral tweet that suggests that every woman has a freckle on their left boob. So I checked… and lo and behold, I got one! I’ve got a few actually, but there’s a very prominent one right at the top of my left breasticle.

It all started with the #wristfreckle; a tweet user @aarynwhitley posted just over a week ago after noticing that all her mates had the same freckle in the same spot on their wrist.

Over 14,000 women commented on Aaryn’s tweet with the large majority agreeing that they too have the freckle.

And then, someone noticed the same thing about the left boob and jackpot! Women around the world started noticing they had that one too.

So what does this all mean? Well, according to those boring, rational folk, areas like the wrist and chest are exposed to the sun, triggering the melanin production that makes freckles more prominent. Another factor is genetics, with freckles being generally more pronounced on those with fairer skin.  So I guess if you take into account the people whose wrists and chests have been exposed to the sun, as well as those with naturally fair skin, it accounts for a pretty big chunk of the population, right?

Whatever you choose to believe, the fact that women are taking time to actually look at their cans – and hopefully copping a feel for lumps while they’re at it – makes it worth every second of the hype.

Speaking of weird stuff, we talked about all the quirky little superstitions we had as kids on our Show+Telling pod a couple of weeks ago. You can listen to that ep below and subscribe here.