As mentioned here recently, Troy Hurtubise — the 1998 Ig Nobel Prize winner in Safety Engineering — was auctioning off the Ursus Mark VI suit made famous in the 1996 documentary “Project Grizzly”. Unlike previous sell-a-suit-of-anti-grizzly-bear-armor attempts, this one worked.
The suit sold for US$2,226.00 (or about $2,239.36 in Troy’s native Canadian dollars). Unfortunately, this fell somewhat short of the C$40,000 mark Troy was hoping for to repay debts incurred in the development of his various grizzly-resistant suits.
Troy, ever a man of action, presses on.