Betty on the News: New Bra Converts into a Gas Mask
A Ukrainian scientist invents the first ever bra that can double as an emergency gas mask
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
You’ve heard of water bras and silicone bras, but now a Ukrainian scientist has invented a bra that has the capability to (wait for it …) convert to a gas mask in case of a nuclear-related emergency.
“You have to be prepared all the time, at any place, at any moment, and practically every woman wears a bra,” said Dr Elena Bodnar, who began her career studying the effects of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster.
Bodnar noted that if people had had cheap, readily available gas masks after Chernobyl, they might have avoided much of the radiation sickness. Her bra-turned-gas-mask invention, which looks no different than an ordinary bra, could also have been useful in the September 11 attacks, she also pointed out. (Daily Telegraph)