Inside a NASCAR racecar, temperatures can reach up to 140 degrees during a race. While special equipment and training make it tolerable for racecar drivers like Jeff Burton, he wants parents and caregivers to understand that it is extremely dangerous for small children to be left alone in a car, even if it’s only for a short period of time.
Safe Kids Worldwide and General Motors have been working together for the last seven years to raise awareness on this issue. Especially, since it is a lot easier for children to get heat exhaustion, than it is for an adult. A child’s core body temperature increases three to five times faster than an adult and unfortunately, in the last nine years, at least 320 small children have died due to heatstroke after being trapped in or intentionally left in automobiles. Experts say nearly 40 percent of child hyperthermia is change-of-schedule related, for example, when dad takes the children to daycare instead of mom who usually does, and forgets the child is in the backseat.
The temperature difference between the outside of the car and the inside can be about 45 to 50 degrees or more. And it doesn’t even have to be a hot sunny day. Temperatures can rise very quickly in a car with the windows rolled up. In fact, average tests have shown an increase of 19 to 20 degrees in just ten minutes.
For more information, go to: www.safekids****.
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These places are amazing! This one had everything including a heated spa pool to refresh your feet in!! Everything immaculately clean and perfect!
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Just a fast clip taken a bag of trash out...at Wal-mart
Our version of JoJo's hit song .. we took it to the next level and even got a little violent .. not too violent though. It's hilarious so we hope you like it! =]
Corvette C6 Z06 accelerating in Maarssen, the Netherlands. The sound is incredibly! 100% pure American muscle power!
a night full of regrets ends with a morning full of pain for our 3 heroes
Me, alone... No lie, I am this hyper sometimes.. well maybe more than sometimes?? I'm an only child!! I have to entertain myself some how when there's nothing else to do??
Rihanna stops by MOD to chat with MuchMusic VJ Matte Babel about her new album "Good Girl Gone Bad" and about her musical response to a Jay-Z song. June 15, 2007. Check out the full interview on MuchAXS: *******axs.muchmusic****
Survey Shows Americans Want to Spare Loved Ones Added Burden of Funeral Planning
Death and taxes may be two of life's constants, but according to a recent survey, many Americans aren't making the former a priority. A recent survey showed nearly 90 percent of adults 45 and older feel it is important for their final arrangements to reflect their wishes but they aren't taking the steps to ensure that happens.
Planning for a funeral can be difficult especially when arrangements are usually made on short notice. Planning ahead can ease the burden in these difficult times. A new online resource called shareyourwishes**** is dedicated to helping consumers make educated choices about preplanning their final arrangements.
For more information, visit www.shareyourwishes****.
Origami flower folding with explanation of stem and leaf. Design: Joost Langeveld Origami