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134: For Your Safety



DO THE SAFETY DANCE! Facts and trivia about keeping you safe. Remember those (super annoying) automatic safety belts that were build into a track along the car door? What happened to them and how did they came about? Having a hard time opening medicine bottles? Well, Chris has quite the story for you on child-proof packaging and how scientists test their safety. Learn about the mesmerizing and magical history of bulletproof vests and why it works. Karen's just "plane crazy" about all the seemingly fun (but important!) stuff in airplane safety videos.


RUNTIME: 52 minutes 11 seconds

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Reader Comments (4)

I was intrigued by your discussion of automatic seat belts in this episode as I had never heard of them (we Australians have always managed to fasten them manually). I found some examples on YouTube - I can't believe that they were mandatory! They look pretty ineffective....they must have driven everyone crazy.

November 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMeredith

Not really an um actually, but just an additional piece of Kevlar trivia. A lot of drum heads are also made of Kevlar. I believe it's mostly snare drum heads, but if you're ever in a gunfight with a pipes and drums band they may have a leg up hiding behind their snares.

November 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterZippy

I just listened to this episode yesterday and have fully educated my coworkers on the testing protocol for child RESISTANT caps :-)
But the real reason I felt compelled to comment is that this morning I was reading the book, "Lighthouse" by Megan O'Hara to my 9 year old son and came across this about Split Rock Lighthouse in Minnesota "During one fierce storm in 1932, lightening struck a keeper's house. The lightning bolt followed water pipes into the house. Blue and orange flames came out of the water faucets. The lightning even knocked the curtain rods and curtains off the windows." WHOA!
Thanks for the excellent episode as always!

November 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCynthia B

As a Canadian I have a comment about how a lot of Americans talk about Canadian places. In this episode of GJB, you said "Ontario, Canada", when talking about Henri Breault. The story took place in Windsor, Ontario. You wouldn't say "California USA", you'd say "Mountain View, California". This is a trivia podcast - if your listeners don't know where Windsor, Ontario is located, then I'm sure they'd look it up. It isn't just GJB where this happens - I listen to a lot of NPR and I hear it all the time on their programs as well.

December 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLorriene

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