Growing up and going to school in Southern California I went through many of the duck under the table exercises in case of an earthquake. Other than the exercise I never had to really do the procedure in school since the only major earthquake happened in the early morning hours. I only remember waiting and hoping school would be canceled, most likely like children in areas that snow, to be disappointed. It was disconcerting to find out as an adult we were really taught to go under a death trap. This now may be changed because of a earthquake proof table that is designed to withstand the weight of many types of buildings falling on top. This could save the lives of a hundreds children around the world in earthquake areas. Another great thing about these tables is they are designed to encourage manufacturing close to the intended area of use helping local economies.