The further future adventures of Troy Hurtubise and a grizzly bear

Troy Hurtubise, who was awarded an Ig Nobel Prize in 1998 in the field of safety engineering — for developing, and personally testing a suit of armor that is impervious to grizzly bears — is again hard at work pursuing a better way to pursue a better meeting with a grizzly bear. The Hamilton Spectator reports: Troy Hurtubise wants Project […]

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 […]

Man is unbearable

“If it’s a choice between grizzlies and humans, the grizzlies have to go. And it’s time,” writes Bryan Fischer in the blog Rightly Concerned, “Of course there is a simple answer: shoot these man-eaters on sight.” His blog describes itself as “a project of The American Family Association.” The American Family Association says that its […]