A video concept for an earthquake-proof bed recently emerged on the internet, but it’s deeply weird and raises many questions.

Gizmodo highlighted the video in a Wednesday post, though The Independent points out that the original video, posted in April, comes from Dahir Insaat, a Russian engineer.

Interestingly, the re-uploaded version of the video Gizmodo highlighted references Wang Wenxi, a Chinese inventor who, as reported by China Daily, was granted a patent in 2010 for an earthquake-proof bed that matches what the video illustrates.

A Google search for Wenxi only returns references to his 2010 patent, nothing regarding the development of his concept since. A video from 2012 showing a real-life version of Wenxi’s concept is on YouTube, though its origins are unclear. Read more…

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