Earthquake-Proof Bed is Pretty Bizarre
Earthquake preparedness is taken very seriously in many parts of the world, for good reason. Just consider how many quakes have taken place in 2015 alone: 13,733. Until I found the numbers this morning, I would not have even been close if you'd asked me to guess.
We've had 1 quake in magnitude ranging from 8.0 to 9.9, 19 quakes that ranged between 7.0 and 7.9, 118 that ranged between 6.0 and 6.9, 1300 between 5.0 and 5.9, and 12,295 earthquakes that ranged between 4.0 and 4.9. The largest, in terms of magnitude was the Chilean earthquake that occurred on September 16th, 2015, measured 8.3 in magnitude. The worst quake of the year in terms of lives lost was the April 25th Nepal earthquake, which measured 7.8 in magnitude, and killed nearly 9,000 people.
Earthquake-proof (or resistant) building techniques have been used extensively, particularly in Asia, where dense populations means greater amounts of casualties in the event of a large magnitude quake.
From The Next Web:
Wang Wenxi patented his earthquake-proof bed in 2010. Since then, he’s been working on improving the design to offer more protection as well as storage for basic supplies if an earthquake survivor finds themselves trapped in a bed — probably not as appealing as it sounds — for an extended period of time.
Take a look:
Want one? They'll set you back around $5600.