View Full Version : Life In Case of Emergency, Please Remove Your Bra

09-29-2010, 11:39 AM

Caught in a disaster? You'd better hope you're wearing the Emergency Bra. Simply unsnap the bright red bra, separate the cups, and slip it over your head -- one cup for you, and one for your friend.

Dr. Elena Bodnar won an Ignoble Award for the invention last year, an annual tribute to scientific research that on the surface seems goofy but is often surprisingly practical. And now Bodnar has brought the eBra to the public; purchase one online for just $29.95.

"The goal of any emergency respiratory device is to achieve tight fixation and full coverage. Luckily, the wonderful design of the bra is already in the shape of a face mask and so with the addition of a few design features, the Emergency Bra enhances the efficiency of minimizing contaminated bypass air flow," explains the eBra website.

It sounds silly, but Bodnar, a Ukraine native who now lives in Chicago, started her medical career studying the effects of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster. If people had had cheap, readily available gas masks in the first hours after the disaster, she said, they may have avoided breathing in Iodine-131, which causes radiation sickness.

The bra-turned-gas masks could have also been useful during the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and for women caught outside during the dust storms that recently enveloped Sydney, she said.

"You have to be prepared all the time, at any place, at any moment, and practically every woman wears a bra," she said. Her patented devices also look pretty, no different from a conventional bra, she added.

09-29-2010, 11:42 AM
need pics

09-29-2010, 11:46 AM

09-29-2010, 11:58 AM
I've been walking up and down Hillsboro Blvd screaming "Gas Attack!!!".

No luck, so far.


09-29-2010, 11:58 AM
Is "motorboating" allowed?

Ralphy Boy
09-29-2010, 11:58 AM
I suppose it is wrong that I'd kind of like to have something happen in order to be able to tell all the women I work with; "Quick, take off your bra!"

09-29-2010, 12:15 PM
I suppose it is wrong that I'd kind of like to have something happen in order to be able to tell all the women I work with; "Quick, take off your bra!"

no more wrong than cutting a rotten fart just to see some titah.

Sofa King
09-29-2010, 12:18 PM
Well, this is definantly practical.

09-29-2010, 12:28 PM


09-29-2010, 12:35 PM
Is anybody else concerned that this invention could actually contribute to more terrorism?

I think there may be room in the market for a Gas Mask/Sports Jock, too. Just in case there are some kids in the locker room who don't want to inhale.


09-29-2010, 12:41 PM
Women are smarter than that. They'd just slip it out from under their shirt.

Rain Man
09-29-2010, 12:42 PM
I don't want to see terrorism, but I'd like to see us do more civil defense drills using this equipment.

09-29-2010, 01:10 PM
I've been walking up and down Hillsboro Blvd screaming "Gas Attack!!!".

No luck, so far.


They need to be enlightened, Mr. Fax.

09-29-2010, 01:57 PM
When you haand me one of your cups to save me... I will be your personal bra and hold them up with my hands, because I'm a team player.

09-29-2010, 05:21 PM
Fortunately, I read this article.:D

Unfortunately, I was unaware of Ms. Lukes cup size.:(

Fortunately, I was able to try one on in a test situation:clap:

Unfortunately, Ms. Luke walked in on me.:eek:

Fortunately Ms. Luke has a sense of humor:)
Unfortunately she decided a trip to Victoria's Secret was in order:shake:

Fortunately Ms. Luke took me along:evil:

Unfortunately, Victoria's Secret sells high end merchandise only:cuss:

Fortunately, we are now prepared for chemical warfare:clap:

Unfortunately, I was unaware of Ms. Lukes fondness for blackmail. :cuss:

Chief Chief
09-29-2010, 05:35 PM
The "counterpart device for men" they mention had better NOT be a JOCKSTRAP!

09-29-2010, 05:42 PM
I think that's the best place you can put a bra on a woman...

"blah blah blah blah blahblahblahblabhalbahblah"

"Put your bra back on and get back into the kitchen!"


Hog's Gone Fishin
09-29-2010, 07:04 PM


Ohhhhhh.......The sweet smell of nipple !

The Pedestrian
09-29-2010, 09:29 PM
Ohhhhhh.......The sweet smell of nipple !

DAMMIT!!!! I may have missed it by 2 and a half hours, but still...the last post...I was so close, yet so far away!

But anyway, I'll add that I've never met anyone who admittedly likes the smell of their own nipple...a significant other's? Yes.