(UPDATED: July 15, 2016 - The study cited in this article may be a hoax as discussed here. Our apologies.)
Pinays have the smallest breasts in the world according to a new study published in the Journal of Female Health Sciences.
The researchers measured the assets of nearly 400,000 women aged 28 to 30 born in 108 different countries—excluding those who have had surgery, were pregnant, breastfeeding, or had been pregnant in the past year—using tape measure, visual examination, and 3D scanning. They collated the results and came up with a list of the bustiest to the most flat-chested.
The study reads: "Women born in the USA have far larger breasts than women in any other country, while women born in Africa and Asia, particularly in the East Asian countries, have the smallest breast volumes."
"A typical Caucasian woman born in the USA has a breast volume of 1,668 ml and the highest quartile of Caucasian US women has a mean breast volume as high as 2,986 ml. In the Philippines, the mean breast volume is only 111 ml and even the highest quartile of Filipino women has a mean breast volume of only 179 ml," it added.
Canadians were found to be the second most well-endowed with an E-cup size, while women in Ireland came in third, Poland fourth, UK fifth, Netherlands sixth, Iceland seventh, Venezuela eight, Turkey ninth, and Australia occupied the 10th spot.
Meanwhile, the countries where women supposedly have the smallest breasts next to the Philippines are Malaysia, Bangladesh, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, and Mozambique.
Why study such a thing? Well, the researchers felt that there needed to be more awareness about international differences in boob size because, according to them, it is directly correlated with both self-esteem and social standing. Different countries have different body types, and they prove this by highlighting a body part that's visually and objectively measurable.
Pushing away all the strong reactions the study might receive from well-endowed Filipinas, the study shows that body standards for one country may be different from another. Being aware of this, the scientists hope, will curb body image issues among women.