Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Anti-Earthquake Bed

According to a translation of the YouTube description, this terrifying earthquake protection bed was developed by a 66-year-old Chinese inventor named Wang Wenxi. If an earthquake hits, the bed folds up and transforms into a safe deposit vault. There are emergency supplies (water, fire extinguisher, first aid supplies, etc) stored inside in case you are trapped for some time. It seems to be a genius idea, until you start to think of the practical implications…

First off, what if you sleep with an arm or leg hanging off the side of the bed? You’d be instantly mangled! How are you going to access the supplies if you’re sleeping on a mattress? And what, exactly, trips the folding process? A little bit of shaking? That could be dangerous, considering the second most common thing people do in beds. And God forbid your children ever jump on the bed! (via Metafilter)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How about a nice fire after the earthquake and you're trapped in that, 'breathing' sarcofagus.