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Old 08-18-2011, 02:29 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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No more crashing on the floor. Russian invention lets travelers sleep with dignity, even in departure lounges

Read more: Futuristic 'Sleepbox' debuts in Moscow | CNNGo.com Futuristic 'Sleepbox' debuts in Moscow | CNNGo.com
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Brilliant idea. I would certainly use them if trapped in an aiport for hours. Especially as I have never been able to sleep on a plane so I could at least get a little rest during my travels. I wish all aiports had those.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Eretz Yisrael
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Japan has had short term sleep pods for numerous years. They've showed up in a few cities.

People Pods Escape Japan, Spread to Mainland Asia, Europe and the United States | Frommers.com
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Old 08-22-2011, 08:03 PM
 
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In the 1986 movie "Gung Ho," there is a brief shot of one where the main man sleeps when visiting Japan.
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