Japan's earthquake truck shakes things up

If you've ever wondered what it feels like to be around during an earthquake but don't want to go through the actual danger of being caught in one, there's a fancy new truck touring Japan that'll give you the experience with a much lower chance of you ending up underneath a fallen building. The truck features a small room that shakes in an approximation of a real earthquake, showing people just what to expect in that earthquake-prone country.

As you can see from the video above, the setup looks like a mix between a sweet emergency-preparedness device and a pretty mediocre amusement park ride. But hey, if once you take a ride in it you'll know what to do during the real thing, it's probably worth it, right?

DailyMotion, via RedFerret