It's no secret that China is choking on smog, but the problem has gotten so bad recently that hotels have started issuing guests with gas masks to use during their stay. For real.
Sometimes parents have to explain things to their kids in more child-friendly terms. During World War II, that meant outfitting a child with a weird Mickey Mouse gas mask.
Horse gas masks first came about around World War I to protect them from chemical agents. Amazing that we still used horses during warfare then! I do love how fitting them up with these crazy masks makes the little horsey look a lot more intimidating and apocalyptic. Gas masks have that effect. [Industrial Anatomy via
I'm sure you'll agree with me that a marathon is tough work as is, but while wearing a gas mask? Which reduces oxygen intake by 30 per cent? It's obvious Marine Sgt Jeremy Soles is tough as nails.
Oh, you have medical problems and need a puff of the green stuff, but are worried your bong is failing you? Strap on the bong gas mask for size. Just don't think of My Bloody Valentine while doing so.
A poisonous green cloud approaches. To your left, your scared wife and young son, trembling in one another's arms. To your right, three Diddo Velema gas masks complete with Gucci and Luis Vuitton detailing. You realize that the masks are probably just a pointed artistic commentary of the violent, consumer world you…