Granny panties: They're not just for comfort, they also can save your life. After a kitchen fire started in the northern England home of Jenny Marsey, her son and nephew reached for her size 18-20, high-waisted, cotton briefs laying on top of the laundry pile, and used them as a fire blanket, successfully extinguishing the flames. Of her life-saving knickers, Marsey said: "I call them my emergency ones. They're the ones you wear when you've run out of all your others!" [The Guardian]