Bear Protection Suit Available on Ebay

eBay item 3814121772 (Ends 15-May-04 10:23:19 EDT) – Ursus Mark-VI and VII bear suit set

Canadian inventor Troy Hurtubise spent 10 years perfecting the Ursus Mark-VI suit of armour, which is made of chain mail, galvanized steel, titanium, high-tech plastic, and liquid rubber.

The suit was featured in the National Film Board of Canada documentary Project Grizzly, which turned Hurtubise into a cult hero. It was also featured on Ripley’s Believe It or Not TV and in the Guinness Book of World Records, for the most expensive animal research suit.

Ursus Mark-VII eliminates the chain mail and is made from stainless steel, aluminum and cast titanium. It also features a built-in video screen, a cooling system, pressure-bearing titanium struts, protective airbags, shock absorbers, a robotic third arm, built-in regular arms and swivel shoulders.

The suits are unique because they were built totally out of Hurtubise’s mind, with no blueprints, drawings or schematics. Buyer of the suits will also receive video copies of all Troy’s tests related to the suits.

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