WTF: Like-A-Hug vest inflates when you get a Facebook like

Do you like getting hugged? Well you probably do, because most people enjoy a good ol' squeeze of affection. But, you ask, what if you didn't actually have to have any sort of physical contact with another human being to receive said hug? Well, it's a good thing you're covered, as a new vest has been invented by a group of people from MIT that will surely keep you in the basement for the rest of your life.

The Like-A-Hug vest is a great invention that inflates itself whenever one of your dear Facebook friends "likes" your status, photo or video; you're basically getting a virtual hug thanks to some sacs of air. It's not exactly clear how the vest connects with Facebook (will it require a special hug-dedicated SIM card?), but you'll certainly be the talk of the town in your fashionable new electronic vest.

The creators currently have no plan to bring the vest to the market, but a Kickstarter could appear at any moment. I know I'll be buying one: it could save my life if I post a funny Facebook status just moments before a horrific boat crash.

Source: UberGizmo

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it could save my life if I post a funny Facebook status just moments before a horrific boat crash.

I like this part. It really brings focus to the importance of getting consistent and regular likes... I can picture it now. Quickly posting funny things as your vest deflates from the likes dropping off... LMAO

xSuRgEx said,
now you can have a real "inflated sence of self importance"

When's the Twitter enhanced version coming out?

xendrome said,
All the "Forever Alone" people will buy this in a snap...

excuse me, we prefer the term "affectionately challenged"

xendrome said,
All the "Forever Alone" people will buy this in a snap...

The vest will never inflate anyway.

Beyond stupid... why in the world people use facebook to start with is beyond me. May as well let the whole world invade your privacy.

sava700 said,
Beyond stupid... why in the world people use facebook to start with is beyond me. May as well let the whole world invade your privacy.
Or you can, you know, not post every detail of your life, and just use it to talk with friends. Besides, how is you giving out information an invasion of privacy. You are willingly giving it out. It is not being stolen from you.

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I know I'll be buying one: it could save my life if I post a funny Facebook status just moments before a horrific boat crash.

Thanks for that, damn near choked on my coffee as I read that.

Max Norris said,

Thanks for that, damn near choked on my coffee as I read that.

Maybe you could use one as well could help with the choking.