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Check out this video of Dr. Elena Bodnar demonstrating her lifesaving invention—The Emergency Bra—at MIT yesterday. The, uh, heavily padded undergarment is detachable from both front and back and can function as a gas mask for two people. The Emergency Bra is currently on display at the MIT Museum. In 2009, Bodnar won the Ig Nobel Prize for the invention—a prize which pokes fun at the Nobel Prize, but is awarded for thoughtful inventions that make people laugh. Bodnar is in Boston to present at this year's Ig Nobel ceremony, set to take place tomorrow at Harvard.
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