Hebei School Holds Phys Ed Class In Giant Bubble To Escape Smog
Pressurized and outfitted with its own air filtration system (below), this giant dome might evoke something Elon Musk would erect on Mars to make the environment inhabitable.
It was actually built by a primary school in Shijiazhuang, Hebei, to keep students safe from the pollution during physical education class -- bringing whole new meaning to the term "bubble soccer." We figure it won't be long before Hebeirs have to zorb to work in giant hermetically-sealed hamster balls.
The move was a response to the Hebei Capitals airpocalyptic smog levels, which reached an esophagus-searing 1000 micrograms per square meter last month, helping prompt the Middle Kingdom's first nationwide red alert for pollution.
Here's hoping the dome will seal out pollution more effectively than Hebei's "anti-smog wall," whose holes are gaping enough for bluefin tuna to pass through let alone coal particles.