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LifeGuard Earthquake Proof Desk – just in case, y’know, the roof falls in

earthquakeproofdesk LifeGuard Earthquake Proof Desk   just in case, yknow, the roof falls in

We can’t imagine what it must be like to live in a place where you need to worry whether the floor is going to disappear from under your feet, or there’s going to be a ton of building falling on top of you at any moment. We guess you tend to forget about the possibility after a while, and just get on with things.

This LifeGuard Earthquake Proof Desk though, is a stark reminder of what can happen if you live along one of the infamous fault-lines dotting the planet. The desk is designed to support over 1 million pounds in weight, complete with a specially designed crumple zone, and emergency supplies while you presumably wait for rescue to arrive.

lifeguardearthquakeproofdesk3 LifeGuard Earthquake Proof Desk   just in case, yknow, the roof falls in

The company that makes the desk tested them inside a building that was being demolished, and the results seemed pretty impressive (the desk held a couple of floors apart without buckling). Unfortunately the concrete sustained severe bruising and warts. Not sure about price.

 LifeGuard Earthquake Proof Desk   just in case, yknow, the roof falls in

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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