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

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.

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11 responses to “Would You Get In This Ball In Case Of Natural Disaster?”

  1. LIONESS says:

    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..

  2. RobertBreisch says:

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

  3. LuckyBanana says:

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

  4. Corey Wyer says:

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

  5. says:

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

  6. Decision Consultants says:

    Cool idea!

  7. Deezy Lee says:

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

  8. Dorothy says:

    How long do you think you could survive on the O2 in that thing? Hmmm, can’t open from the inside, limited amount of oxygen for 4 people, yeah I’ll take 2 death traps….

  9. Kenneth Barten says:

    But are they good for a round trip to Namik?… Thats what I want to know!!

  10. Holly Coleman says:

    good theory, poor execution:
    1. As previously mentioned, there needs to be someone on the exterior in order to lock/unlock the sphere.
    2. There appears to be no place to use the restroom, so if humans are stuck in there for multiple hours, be prepared to hold it.
    3. If the ball is water proof, then it is water tight, which means there needs to be some sort of O2 generator/supply inside.

  11. michael dicarlo says:

    Will it take a bullet?