Earthquakes are a rarity in Canada, but in many parts of the world they are a foreboding issue. That’s why two inventors got together and came up with an earthquake-proof table.
According to CNN, the table uses geometry to distribute weight evenly across it’s surface, so when objects collapse around or on the table, the table holds up. This makes the table a safe haven for anyone caught in an earthquake. In fact, the small table can hold up a tonne of debris without shattering. Arthur Brutter and Ido Bruno were inspired to create the table after seeing the destruction in the 2010 Haiti Earthquake.
The table is still waiting approval from Padua University, the world leader in structural engineering department, but has won numerous awards and been inducted into MoMa at the same time.
Check out the Earthquake-Proof table in action: