Behold The Wasabi Smoke Alarm

If you happen to be one of those people who sleep through everything, the thought might have occurred to you that traditional smoke alarms might not do the trick in an emergency. Fear not, heavy sleepers, thanks to one of this year’s Ig Nobel award winners, the Wasabi Smoke Alarm.

Originally designed for the hearing impaired, the alarm will have owners’ eyes watering with the odor of allyl isothiocyanate, the substance found in horseradish or wasabi, before the more destructive smell of smoke overwhelms them.



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