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Pop-up wearable tent for COVID-19 protection in offices, schools, and medical facilities

A few years back, my brother Rick Pescovitz came up with Under The Weather Pods, single-person pop-up shelters. (You may have caught Rick on Shark Tank.) Rick was sick of getting soaked at his kids' soccer games and was inspired by a portable toilet he saw by the field. Under The Weather Pods are designed for watching sports, fishing, and other outdoor events where it's raining, windy, or cold, but you are either obligated to watch or having so much fun you don't want to leave. When the pa...
Tags: Health, Post, Design, News, Medical, Innovation, Kelly, Rick, Rick Pescovitz, COVID-19


Three young brothers made a black widow spider bite them, hoped to become Spider-Man

In Chayanta, Bolivia, three brothers, ages 12, 10 and 8, came upon a black widow spider while herding goats. They poked at the spider until it bit each of them. Why? They hoped to become Spider-Man. According to a report in Telemundo, their mom found them very upset and took them to a health center that moved them to a hospital. From the New York Post: The would-be Peter Parkers were transferred a third time, taken to the Children’s Hospital in La Paz the next day with fevers, tremors and...
Tags: Post, New York, News, La Paz, Spiders, Telemundo, Children 's Hospital, Spidey Sense, Superpowers, Arachnids, Rick Pescovitz, Peter Parkers, Chayanta Bolivia


Wearing Personal Tents on Airplanes to Avoid Coronavirus?

When we covered these Under the Weather Pods a few years ago, I had mixed thoughts and asked Yea or Nay. But the products have proven successful in the marketplace, and inventor Rick Pescovitz expanded his product line-up with the StadiumPod. It's not clear if this is a gag or not, but Pescovitz apparently sat in one on a commercial airline flight (source: "Personal tents for airplane passengers to avoid coronavirus") and drew no undue attention. "The flight attendant happily took his photo and…...
Tags: Design, Medical, Yea, Rick Pescovitz, Pescovitz


Personal tents for airplane passengers to avoid coronavirus

A few years back, my brother Rick Pescovitz came up with Under The Weather Pods, single-person pop-up shelters. You may have caught Rick on Shark Tank (video below). Rick was sick of getting soaked at his kids' soccer games and was inspired by a portable toilet he saw by the field. Under The Weather Pods are designed for watching sports, fishing, and other outdoor events where it's raining, windy, or cold, but you are either obligated to watch or having so much fun you don't want to leave. As ...
Tags: Post, News, Flu, Diseases, Rick, Under The Weather, Rick Pescovitz, Coronavirus


Wearable pop-up personal tent

A few years back, my older brother Rick Pescovitz invented the "Under the Weather Pod," a single-person pop-up shelter to sit inside. It's designed for spectator sports, fishing, and other outdoor events where it's raining but you are either obligated to watch or having so much fun you don't want to leave. Most recently, he came up with the WalkingPod, a wearable version of the tent. Yes, it looks ridiculous, but it's actually now being used by delivery people, police officers, and various othe...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Camping, Washington Post, Gear, Spectators, Rick Pescovitz, Pescovitz, WalkingPod From the Washington Post


Jerk tries to drive through giant snowman not realizing it was built on a tree stump

Over the weekend in St, Petersburg, Kentucky, Cody Lutz, his fiancee, and her sister built a beautiful 9-foot snowman in their yard. When Lutz returned home from work this week though, he noticed tire tracks on his lawn. From WLWT: There’s now a massive stump now exposed, with a snowy imprint of a bumper stuck to it. “You reap what you sow,” Lutz said. “Still standing and still smiling, Frosty certainly had the last laugh!” (Thanks, Rick Pescovitz/Under the Weather!)
Tags: Post, News, Funny, Snow, Jerks, Jerk, Lutz, Snowmen, Rick Pescovitz, Last Laugh, St Petersburg Kentucky, Cody Lutz


Cincinnati company scores big on 'Shark Tank'

A Cincinnati company that makes weatherproof tents for fans of outdoor sports made a splash with the investors on ABC's "Shark Tank." Under the Weather founder and owner Rick Pescovitz pitched his weatherproof personal tents to the sharks with a humor- and tear-filled presentation that included the story of his late brother, Mark's, death in 2010. After a battle between multiple sharks, the conversation ended with a deal from Mark Cuban, who offered $600,000 for a 15 percent stake in the compa...
Tags: Abc, Mark Cuban, Shark Tank, Cincinnati, Mark, Rick Pescovitz