Airbag Undershorts (2006)Link (Thanks, IZ Reloaded!)
What better way to magnify the humiliation of falling on your ass than with inflatable undies? These brainy briefs feature accelerometers that detect a tumble in progress, sending compressed gas into balloonlike pockets throughout the knickers. Phew – that was almost embarrassing.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.