Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My Mattress Safe

Spaniards wary of trusting their life savings to their country's shaky banking system can now buy a mattress that has an armored safe equipped with a keypad combination lock hidden in one end.

The new product, Caja de ahorros Micolchon —Spanish for "My Mattress Safe" —went on sale three weeks ago, several months after the European Union approved loans of up to $130 billion to bail out troubled Spanish banks.

"It turns out our grandparents had the right idea —hiding their money under the mattress!" the inventor laughed.