The Ig Nobel Prizes are to some extent a parody of the Nobel Prize. Yesterday, Elena N. Bodnar, Raphael C. Lee, and Sandra Marijan won the public health prize for a bra that converts into a gas mask. An extract from their patent filing is below. It’s a clever idea, not that I know anything about gas masks, but presumably one of the challenges of gas masks is people aren’t keen to carry them around.
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