Company convinces Japanese to put bags on their heads for safety

Shopping bag doubles as "emergency helmet" in case of disaster

Hey, here's a video from DigInfo News that doesn't have anything to do with creepy robots. Rather, it's a look at a shopping bag that doubles as an emergency helmet, so if there's an earthquake or other disaster where you don't want to breathe in bad air, just dump whatever's in your bag and put the bag on your head.

I checked, and it's not April Fool's Day. However, it is 4/20, which has a special meaning for people who like to partake in the wacky weed. Maybe this is a joke for them - "Dude, let's get these people to put bags on their heads! Whoa!"

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