Does the name Dr. Elena Bodnar ring any bell Well if NO, then you should know that Dr. Elena Bodnar is a famous Ukrainian scientist that created the “Emergency Bra”!
Yes, and this bra can be turned into a face mask to protect against lethal chemical explosions, biological hazards and unpredictable violent attacks. Sounds great, right? Well, yes it is! Take a look at the article below and find out more about this.
Many people thought that the brassiere looks and is used like an ordinary bra. But, guess what – it isn’t. Dr. Elena Bodnar says that in the event of an emergency, you can take off the EBra, separate the cups from each other, place your mouth and nose into the cup’s interior, extend the bra strap over your head (remember the cabin crew’s in-flight announcement for oxygen masks?) and breathe normally.
How this works – well, she says that the brassiere converts into a pair of protective face masks, one for the brassiere wearer and one for a needy bystander. And, for her incredible invention, she won the 2009 Ig Nobel Public Health Prize, a spoof of the actual Nobel Prize, which acknowledges 10 scientific achievements that ‘first make people laugh, and then make them think’.
Dr. Elena Bodnar said:
“It takes only 25 seconds for average woman [sic] to use this personal protective device. Five seconds to remove, convert and apply your own mask, and 20 seconds to wonder who the lucky man is she is going to save. I got this idea after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster. If people had had cheap, readily available gas masks in the first hours after the disaster…they may have avoided breathing in Iodine-131, which causes radiation sickness. You can use this mask during such disasters as fires, dust storms or a swine flu outbreak. You have to be prepared all the time, at any place, at any moment, and practically every woman wears a bra“.
Guys, don’t worry, because there are plans for a counterpart device for men, but the exact shape is not revealed yet. Thank you for reading and don’t forget to share.
Sources and References included in this article – In case of emergency remove your bra, Spiritual Unite