Enter, pursued by a bear

Do you share the Christmas tradition of watching “Project Grizzly“, the documentary film about Ig Nobel Prize winner Troy Hurtubise? Here’s the film: Troy was awarded the 1998 Ig Nobel Prize for safety engineering, for Troy Hurtubise, of North Bay, Ontario, for developing, and personally testing a suit of armor that is impervious to grizzly bears. BONUS: Farewell, […]

Home-built suits of armor, built to survive against grizzlies or neighbors

Savor, if you will,  the lurch of latter-day suits. Compare and contrast these two descriptions of men who scrounged materials to build suits of armor to protect them against possibly malevolent forces. First, Troy Hurtubise, 1998 Ig Nobel Prize winner, who built a suit of armor to protect him against grizzly bears. Stephen Smith wrote […]

Safety School: Bulletproof Whiteboards

“The University of Maryland-Eastern Shore announced that it is purchasing 200 [bulletproof] whiteboards from Hardwire LLC, a company based in Pocomoke City, Maryland, citing the need for a heightened sense of security in the wake of deadly mass shootings in recent years,” reports CNN. The manufacturer says its product is “now available in pink, blue, […]

Troy on the march

Troy Hurtubise, 1998 Ig Nobel Prize winner (in the field of Safety Engineering) for spending seven years building and personally testing a suit of armor that he hopes will protect him against grizzly bears (an adventure that inspired an episode of The Simpsons TV show), and whose subsequent exploits we have documented, has invented yet […]