And 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)