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People have making a lot of strong claims for the wonderfulness of the iPad over the past week, but nobody has yet claimed that it will help you live longer. That’s kind of surprising, when you stop to think about it, but today Dave Munger finally fills this promotional void. Note, though, that there’s more than just an iPad itself involved. There’s also a couple of old two-by-fours and a bit of sawing and drilling. You can see Dave’s life-extending iPad innovation here.

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