Nuclear-proof cradles to save VIP babies from apocalypse
Russia Today, May 24th
More than 100 capsule cradles aimed at protecting officials' babies from a nuclear blast and chemical or biological attack have been ordered by Russia’s security service.
The $60,000 portable cradles are specially designed for babies from birth to 1.5 years old. Made of special diffusion material, the capsules block poisonous reagents, biological aerosols and radioactive dust.
The capsules will stay hermetic in temperatures ranging from -30C to 40C with at least 18 per cent oxygen content in the air, Izvestia reported.
The babies inside the capsules could survive for up to six hours. The capsules could also be used for cats, dogs, and birds.
The capsule cradles were invented back in 1960 by Soviet military engineers. Now they are produced at a steel factory in Moscow region.
The unusual order comes soon after Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s speech at the International Legal Forum in St. Petersburg. The former president pointed out that rapid military operations may result in radical groups overtaking power, regional wars, and even deployment of nuclear arms.
Editor's Comments: So what's a baby (or the baby's nuclear nanny) gonna do after SIX hours?!?!?! Let's go find some radioactive baby formula on the shelves of our local incinerated supermarket. This is definitely one for the ONE PERCENT! Anyone interested in setting up a franchise here in the U.S.???
Original article at Russia Today on May 24th: http://www.rt.com/news/prime-time/nuclear-proof-cradles-babies-146/