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Would You Get In This Ball In Case Of Natural Disaster?

With Sandy having left a path of destruction in its wake, a lot of people are understandably thinking about what they can do to better protect themselves for when the next big one hits. Japan is no stranger to natural disasters, and a company there is marketing a crushproof, floating ball as their solution. Called the Life Armor, its spherical shape and materials allow it to withstand up to 9,3 tons of compressive pressure, and can take a plunge from 25m. Whether the four humans it’s able to carry inside will survive such a fall is a different matter. It does float, and the thought of having four people trapped inside a 1.2m diameter sphere floating about doesn’t exactly strike us as the best way to protect yourself from… well, anything. Still, if you fancy this particular solution, it does appear to sell for roughly $5,000.

[ Google Translated Product Page ] VIA [ Damn Geeky ]








  • LIONESS

    are THEY talking 4 kids? or 4 ADULTS?…then again i guess japanese PEOPLE tend to have small FRAMES…lol…it’d definitely have to BE bigger in america..

  • RobertBreisch

    and if the latch catches on something as you are bobbing in the surf like a hungry smart shark that opens the door…

  • LuckyBanana

    i am so buying this to wear for my stunt at niagara falls yeaaaahhh!

  • http://www.facebook.com/coreywyer Corey Wyer

    Ummmm am I the only on who noticed that someone needs to operate the latch from the outside? Who drew THAT straw.

  • knickershop.com

    Reminds me of the pods in 2001 A Space Odyssey. “Open the pod bay doors please HAL”.

  • Decision Consultants

    Cool idea!

  • Deezy Lee

    I don’t trust anything that says “pull out”