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LifeGuard Earthquake Proof Desk – just in case, y’know, 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.


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.

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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