JAWS OF LIFE
Definition: Hydraulic spreader-cutters used to free people from their vehicles in severe auto accidents.
#1- The Jaws of Life was developed in the 1960s by the company Hurst Performance.
#2- J.A.W.s is derived from the initials of the co-inventor Jack Allen Watson.
#3- The nickname/phrase “Jaws of Life” was based on people saying the spreaders saved them from the Jaws of Death.
#4- The spreader weighs around 49lbs, yet it can spread up to 44,000 lbs. of weight.
#6- The Jaws of Life is also the name of a punk/thrash/metal band from Quebec, Canada.
In 1975 the movie Jaws won Oscars for Best Film Editing, Best Musical Score, and Best Sound Mixing.
My Aunt Gert (God rest her soul) could extend her jaw an extra 3 inches to make consumption easier at “all you can eat” buffets.