The Huffington Post
HIGH RIDGE, Mo. — A Missouri man developed a bulletproof cup that recently caught the attention of the military, according to a report.
Jeremiah Raber, of High Ridge, Mo., told area TV station KSDK on Monday that he received an Army request to test his product. Raber, who originally intended the groin protection for mixed martial arts fighters, has invested several years in his basement and $100,000 to build the prototype into what he calls "the world's strongest cup."
In a demonstration for the station, Raber fired several rounds from a 9 mm handgun and a .22 caliber pistol. Bullets bounced off the device, which Raber calls Nutshellz. The safety gear retails for $125 and is being sold mostly to "police, athletes and private military contractors," the station said.