August 2012

Have an extra $6K? Get an earthquake-proof bed.

I would, but I don't like the color options.

Now this is something most people who live outside of quake-prone places may laugh at and mock, but for anyone living in volatile geologically active areas, it's something to consider. A bed being sold in Japan for the low asking price of  $5,600 could be a life saver.

Granted, I've seen more than a few sites that mock the bed for its asking price, however the “wood luck bed” is said to be able to support upwards of 65 tons. No, it's not crafted of fancy metals, just a specially aged cedar and good engineering know-how, which is a wonderful thing. One of the biggest killers when it comes to collapsing structures is weight, obviously. Most people know to get into a door frame or drag themselves out of a building, or get under a desk. 

Mutant moths in Japan

This is how Mothra started.

When the Earthquakes hit Japan and destroyed the Fukushima Nuclear power plant, people freaked out (in places they didn’t need to freak out) and expected to see a wave of horrid effects as beasts of monstrous size came from the depths to wage a war of vengeance upon the cities belonging to the humans that contaminated their seas. Or at least I was sort of watching for that. It turns out that it's not too far from what seems to actually be happening in the land of the rising sun.