From time to time I run across a video related to safety that I like to share with my friends and family. Today I have such a video from YouTube.
The following video could help save your life if your car ever went into the water. The video is only 2 minutes long and tells you how to escape a car that is sinking in deep water.
I think that everyone should learn how to swim, at least to the point that they are not afraid of water.
I have removed the video that was because I have learned the information I shared is faulty, and could cause you to lose your life. See the comment today from Grandmother of a Victim, and it copied below:
The Internet is filled with faulty information. Do not assume that this video is accurate. It has some good points, but it also has some inaccurate and possibly deadly information. Experts agree that POGO is the best method, but experts also agree that you can't break out a window with your elbow or shoe. If you'd like to see a video produced by the Indiana State Police Dive Team using a real car in a real lake, with real people, go to www.wthr.com/global/story.asp?s=9532933. Otherwise I recommend you remove this video before you get someone killed. I've contacted the authors, and they are "taking my recommendation under advisement." My web site has more information on this deadly situation which kills 300 people each year. I know how these victims' families feel. My teenage grandson drowned, trapped in his vehicle, as it sank into a lake. Help us save lives by sharing accurate information: http://sites.google.com/site/getoutaliveorg/. Grandmother of a victim
Thanks to you Grandmother, for sharing such helpful information!
Check the news article on Surviving a Crash in Water for the correct way to deal with this situation.
Also please see the Get Out Alive web page.
In summary, the key to survival is POGO:
Pop/release Seatbelt(s); release children from restraints and bring them close to an adult who can assist in their escape.
Open or break windows.
Get Out—children should be pushed out of the window first, and followed immediately (climb atop the car and then call for help or get to shore).
A few pictures from the backyard
I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people die of natural causes.
Joke of the Day
A blonde bought two horses, and could never remember which was which.
A neighbor suggested that she cut the tail of one horse and that worked great until the other horse got his tail caught in a bush. It tore just right and looked exactly like the other horse's tail and our friend was stuck again.
The neighbor suggested she notch the ear off one horse. That worked fine until the other horse caught his ear on a barbed wire fence. Once again our friend couldn't tell them apart.
The neighbor suggested she measure the horses for height. When she did, she was very pleased to find that the white horse was 2 inches taller than the black.