The bomb-busting bin that laughs in the face of terrorists

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blastgard.JPGAnd you thought bins were just somewhere to chuck your used Big Mac wrappers… The BlastGard 101 is being billed as “the ultimate bomb-resistant garbage can”, and could soon be installed in tube and train stations to try and prevent deaths and injuries in the event of a bomb being placed in it.

The bins cost $4,400 apiece, and have been designed to contain explosions, but also keep in the blast pressures that can be as dangerous to passers-by as actual shrapnel. Oh, and it also has ‘blastwrap’ technology to put out fireballs. Get some of these in Liverpool Street station now!

(via New York Daily News)

Stuart Dredge