The world has evolved to a scary place. Normal, every-day clothing is now being designed to protect people from terrorist attacks.
Consider the brassiere - now it not only lifts and separates, it can save the lives of two people should a gas attack occur. Whip it off and convert it into two useful gas masks! (Full story here.)
"It only takes 25 seconds for any woman to use," she joked. "Five seconds to convert and wear her own mask, and 20 seconds to wonder who the lucky man is to wear the second mask."
Talk about uplifting research.