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Update: “Project Grizzly” suit sold

Academics / General Science : Improbable Research

As mentioned here recently, Troy Hurtubise — the 1998 Ig Nobel Prize winner in Safety Engineering — was auctioning off the Ursus Mark VI suit made famous in the 1996 documentary “Project Grizzly”. Unlike previous unsuccessful attemp...

Video and Troy’s Trojan

Academics / General Science : Improbable Research

1998 Ig Nobel Safety Engineering Prize winner Troy Hurtubise, who spent years building and personally testing a suit of armor that he hopes will protect him against grizzly bears, appears in a video wearing and discoursing about a s...

Brady Barr’s outer hippo

Academics / General Science : Improbable Research

Brady Barr is to hippos as Troy Hurtubise is to grizzly bears, more or less. Troy won a 1998 Ig Nobel Prize for for developing, and personally testing a suit of armor that is impervious to grizzly bears. Brady Barr built and used a....

The past and further adventures of Troy Hurtubise (of grizzly fame) (Part 2 of 3)

Academics / General Science : Improbable Research

Ig Nobel Prize winner Troy Hurtubise explains in exquisite detail why and how he has spent 25 years building and testing a suit of armor to protect himself against grizzly bears. Vice presents a three-part interview with Troy. Yeste...

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