Obese travellers would ‘blast through’ airplane seat belts in a crash, scientists have warned, claiming safety standards have failed to keep up with America’s growing waistline.
According to The New York Times, aircraft engineers are still designing seats for a passenger weight of 170 pounds, meeting rules written more than six decades ago.
But the average American man has ballooned to nearly 194 pounds, and the typical woman weighs 165.
Weak: Experts are warning [...]
To most pollsters and pundits, any mention of Ron Paul typically comes with an implied asterisk. Whether they say it outright or not, they don’t think the Texas congressman has a chance of being the GOP presidential nominee. Too far outside mainstream, tea party, or born-again socially conservative Republicanism, they say. More libertarian than anything else.
And yet Rep. Paul soldiers on, and you know what? As other candidates – Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry,Herman Cain – [...]
Amazon said Saturday that it is making progress fixing the problem, but more slowly than it had hoped. News-sharing site Reddit appeared to be functioning again. On its website, Amazon said it removed some bottlenecks that prevented connections from its Virginia center, but an additional issue was holding up restoring all remaining connections. The company’s so-called “cloud’ services in Northern California are operating normally. – USA [...]