Earthquakes are constantly rumbling some part of the Earth. If you live in areas like California or Alaska, earthquakes are everyday occurrences.
They're usually pretty mild, so you barely notice them. But when a huge earthquake, like the 1994 magnitude 6.7 Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles, causes billions of dollars in damage and deaths, you can't help but wonder how you can keep your family safe.
Inventor Wang Wenxi has an idea how you can do that. He designed a Chinese patented bed to protect you in the event of a major quake.
Let's just say it has some bugs to work out in the design department. It's currently hideous, and terrifying (see video next page).
Wenxi's bed is a huge metal contraption that'll snap shut and encase you in its tomb-like compartment if a big quake hits. Its inner chamber is large enough for you to survive in for some time.
In fact, it has a large storage area for water, food and medical supplies. You'll be enclosed in a bunker-type shell, but with air slots so you can breathe and communicate with people.
Wenxi may be onto something here. If you lived in an area where buildings regularly crumble during quakes, his earthquake bed would probably make sense. Now, if he could just make it look much nicer.
What do you think? Would you sleep on Wenxi's earthquake bed? Let us know in comments.