This 'Anti-Earthquake Bed' is Actually a Fancy Coffin
The anti-earthquake bed seems like a good idea. Detecting those wall-shattering shudders early, this bed could react fast, and shield you from any falling debris or collapsing structures before you'd even have the chance to wake up. With food and water inside, you could survive for days while rescue crews search through the rubble, giving you the best chance at survival.
earthquake bed pic.twitter.com/cjbFZSA3Xl— Great Videos (@Enezator) December 7, 2022
Of course this sounds like a literal Hell for anyone who's claustrophobic, and people can't help but feel like it's just a fancy way to get buried alive.
I think I might choose death. This is horror.— Mollie Stratton (@MollieStratton) December 8, 2022
I'd rather die in the earthquake than be trapped in that and not be found— Amberly sonsiadek (@ASonsiadek) December 8, 2022
Insta coffin?— American Patriot (@RedWhiteBlue4Me) December 7, 2022
This is all in the event that it works as intended. Considering that building shattering earthquakes are relatively rare, it seems that the odds something goes wrong outside of that scenario is much higher.
You instantly become an Ancient Egyptian.— Sopherion (@sopherion) December 8, 2022
ok, but hey you’ll have snacks— Charlotte girl (@imcharlottegirl) December 8, 2022
What if you’re sleeping with an arm or leg hanging off the side.— Maximus (@CroneMaxwell) December 7, 2022
That limb belongs to the earthquake now.
It was at this point that Giles sat up in bed suddenly, having awakened because of the earthquake. "What was th..." were his last recorded words before he was decapitated. pic.twitter.com/cOiKblA4fm— Kealan Symes (@kilogolfsierra) December 8, 2022
And of course, how sensitive would the bed's sensors be? I can think of a few ways it might decide that there's an earthquake going on.
what happens when the vigorous sexual activity of a couple or throuple accidentally triggers it?— Laura (@Laurasaurus69) December 8, 2022
While safety innovations are always welcome, so is common sense. We are frail beings, and there comes a point where every single deadly scenario cannot be totally prevented without sacrificing our day to day comfort to an unacceptable level. The anti-earthquake bed, or insta coffin, is just plain silly.