Pink Gas-Mask Bra Unveiled At Nobel Prize Ceremony

October 3, 2009

Chicago (ChattahBox) – A scientists living in Chicago has presented a brilliant idea 19th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony: gas-mask bras.

Elena Bodnar, originally from the Ukraine, witnesses the mass devastation of the 1986 Chernobyl Disaster, a nuclear plant accident in the former Soviet Union.

Bodnar realized that easy access to gas masks would have saved lives, especially prior to, and during, evacuations.

What better way to give people easy access than by allowing them to wear their masks all the time.

The pink bras work by filtering out gases and harmful chemicals in the air. She passed prototypes out to both male and female Nobel laureates, so they have their very own to take home.

According to the patent information, provided by CNET:

“A bra garment comprising: a plurality of detachable cup sections, each of the cup sections having: (a) a filter device; (b) a first portion positionable adjacent to a first central area of a user’s chest; (c) a second portion positionable adjacent to a second outer area of the user’s chest adjacent to an underarm; and (d) a valve device.”


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