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Pernicious
11-01-2014, 06:53 PM
http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6765&stc=1
Your average crash-test dummy, it seems, weighs 167 pounds. But a lot of Americans, as you might have noticed, weigh considerably more than that. That disparity raises safety issues rather than health issues, reports UPI (http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Technology/2014/10/29/Crash-test-dummies-gain-weight-to-save-lives/8771414619163/?spt=sec&or=sn), and there's a sobering statistic to back that up, as per CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/23/tech/innovation/obese-crash-test-dummies-mci/index.html): "Obese people are 78% more likely to die in a crash," says Chris O'Connor, CEO of Humanetics, which is planet Earth's No. 1 dummy manufacturer.
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/31/as-people-get-heavier-crash-test-dummies-gain-weight/?intcmp=latestnews

red state
11-01-2014, 08:19 PM
http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6765&stc=1
Your average crash-test dummy, it seems, weighs 167 pounds. But a lot of Americans, as you might have noticed, weigh considerably more than that. That disparity raises safety issues rather than health issues, reports UPI (http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Technology/2014/10/29/Crash-test-dummies-gain-weight-to-save-lives/8771414619163/?spt=sec&or=sn), and there's a sobering statistic to back that up, as per CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/23/tech/innovation/obese-crash-test-dummies-mci/index.html): "Obese people are 78% more likely to die in a crash," says Chris O'Connor, CEO of Humanetics, which is planet Earth's No. 1 dummy manufacturer.
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/31/as-people-get-heavier-crash-test-dummies-gain-weight/?intcmp=latestnews

With her expression and noticeably, abundant "attributes", one could come to the conclusion that they've now developed some sort of newfangled "air bags"

LongTermGuy
11-01-2014, 09:01 PM
http://www.debatepolicy.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=6765&stc=1
Your average crash-test dummy, it seems, weighs 167 pounds. But a lot of Americans, as you might have noticed, weigh considerably more than that. That disparity raises safety issues rather than health issues, reports UPI (http://www.upi.com/Science_News/Technology/2014/10/29/Crash-test-dummies-gain-weight-to-save-lives/8771414619163/?spt=sec&or=sn), and there's a sobering statistic to back that up, as per CNN (http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/23/tech/innovation/obese-crash-test-dummies-mci/index.html): "Obese people are 78% more likely to die in a crash," says Chris O'Connor, CEO of Humanetics, which is planet Earth's No. 1 dummy manufacturer.
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2014/10/31/as-people-get-heavier-crash-test-dummies-gain-weight/?intcmp=latestnews


`This one is not your average crash-test dummy.....she has doubled up on safety....

*But...ya know...Pern has always liked large air-bags and very healthy women....:coffee:

tailfins
11-02-2014, 09:10 AM
Heavier crash test dummies would give new meaning to the term "lead foot".