Thursday, July 29, 2010

6 THINGS I'M 72.8% SURE YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE JAWS OF LIFE.



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.

#5- The average price for JOL spreaders are around $3000 and up.

#6- The Jaws of Life is also the name of a punk/thrash/metal band from Quebec, Canada.

BONUS facts:
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.


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6 comments:

  1. i love your aunt gert (rip)... jaws of life are so sad to me. i hope i never require their services.

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  2. I knew all of those except about you're aunt, that's pretty fucking cool. You forgot to mention the lizard people from V could extend their jaws to eat small birds, and hampsters......yum yum

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  3. You were very right. I did not know these things, but now I do and I will probably be very popular at the next party I attend when I spout off about the Jaws of Life.

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  4. Laughing at your last comment.....

    I've seen these things in action (not because they NEEDED to be used - it was at a community day display, or something)....they are amazing!

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  5. there used to be a girl in the old neighborhood known as "J.O.L."

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  6. What do the jaws of death look like?

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