This Earthquake-Proof Bed Can Deflect 65 Tonnes of Rubble

By Andrew Liszewski on at

The tremors will probably still wake you up in the middle of the night, but falling asleep in an earthquake prone part of the world would be a little easier with this reinforced bed that can support up to 65 tons of debris.

The Wood Luck bed, created by Shinko Industries in Japan, is designed as a more cost-effective means of making a home earthquake resistant. At least it's cost effective when compared to renovating the entire structure, since the cheapest version of the bed starts at a hefty £3,500. They're made from 30 to 40 year old cypress wood that's known for being incredibly strong, which probably contributes quite a bit to the price. But if you had to choose between resting your head on an Ikea bed or this during an earthquake, that price tag starts to seem a lot more reasonable. Although, it's probably most effective for those living on the first floor of a home, or in a basement apartment. [DigInfo TV]