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Bra Turned Face Mask — Love It or Leave It?

Nobel prizes have been winning headlines these days. We all dissected President Obama's unlikely award last week, and this morning we got news that Elinor Ostrom became the first woman to win the prize for economics.

Now I'd like to call your attention to an invention that has gained Elena Bodnar the Ig Nobel prize in public health. Elena invented a bra that can be turned into a pair of face masks. According to the patent, each cup has a filter device so the wearer can protect herself while also offering a mask to a lucky bystander. In the case of a serious emergency, I suppose women won't mind ripping of their shirts and sharing their bras with someone else!

Source: Flickr User richard_b

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