A Gas Mask Bra?

Here’s an invention that’s right up there with sliced bread: the gas mask bra. In the case of, say, an anthrax scare or a swine flu epidemic, the wearer of this lucky brassiere can simply slip it off, undo a few hooks and—ta da!—it’s a gas mask for her and a lucky friend. This genius invention has won an Ig Nobel Prize, a send-up of the real Nobel Prize given to scientists conducting “improbable research.” Inventors Elena Bodnar, Raphael Lee, and Sandra Marijan received their award last night during a ceremony at Harvard University. Though, we’re a little suspicious that this is just a gimmick to get women to take off their bras. [The Register]

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