Here’s more info, from a bit back, about the suit that Troy Hurtubise put up for auction not so long ago:
The grizzly man is back, and this time he’s ready to take on bullets and bombs. Troy Hurtubise, the Hamilton-born inventor who became famous for his bulky bear-protection suit by standing in front of a moving vehicle to prove it worked, has now created a much slimmer suit that he hopes will soon be protecting Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan and U.S. soldiers in Iraq.
So says a January 11, 2007 report in the Hamilton Spectator. Troy was awarded the 1998 Ig Nobel Prize in Safety Engineering for Project Grizzly.
The Hamilton Spectator did a video interview with Troy and his suit, showcasing the groin-mounted clock.
(Thanks to investigator Tom Ulrich for bringing this to our attention.)