If you’re still thinking about the big one that’s due to hit the Pacific Northwest any time, this bed might not do much to assuage your fears.
An “earthquake” bed is making the viral rounds, and it’s a little bit scary.
Scratch that. If you are even a bit claustrophobic, or just don’t like the idea of being collapsed into a small metal trunk-like cage, this video is downright terrifying.
In the video, you’ll see the earthquake beds sense the rumble, then collapse the sleeper into a chamber, and snap shut. Inside are emergency supplies for survival, including water, first aid kits, food and more. I didn’t see any adult diapers, so it looks like you’re on your own with that.
Gizmodo wrote that the bed’s inventor is Chinese, and that Wang Wenxi received a patent for the bed back in 2010.
Update: We were emailed that the anti-earthquake bed’s inventor is Russian, not Chinese. Dakhir Semenov redirected us to his YouTube video of the bed. Semenov tells us via email that his company, Dahir Insaat, and the design is completely “unrelated” to the Chinese inventor.
If you’d like to learn more about Dahir Insaat’s earthquake bed, you can follow the company on Facebook and YouTube. It seems they have many industrial-type designs that look quite intriguing — if you speak Russian, that YouTube channel looks like a blast.
So, would having one of these earthquake beds be worth it?