1.) If you’re keeping your stomach in by having your belt a notch tighter, you might want to reconsider doing that. Wearing a belt can cause cancer … in your throat! That’s the discovery of a study conducted in Scotland. When you wear a tight belt, it can increase your chances of acid reflux. The belt can force acid to leak back up into your esophagus, which can lead to throat cancer. Researchers say this is more likely to happen in overweight individuals.
2.) What’s the newest vehicle safety item being worked on? Seat belts for animals. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Center for Pet Safety has created crash test dummies in the form of dogs to create a standard baseline of measurement for all such seat belts to come. They are working with Subaru on rolling out sanctioned safety belts for animals. Results are expected to be released soon, but only one of the seven belts tested seemed to get the job done consistently, says the Journal. That would be Sleepypod's Clickit Utility Harness, which Subaru plans to start offering it as an option on its vehicles soon.
3.) If you love astronomy and a cold beer, your two loves have come together. The Dogfish Head Brewery in Delaware is offering, for a limited time, a special ale made with actual moon bits. The brewpub has teamed with ILC Dover, a company that makes spacesuits for NASA to create the ale. The drink is served in a special koozie made from the same material used in spacesuits. You will have to travel a distance to enjoy the beverage, although not in to outer space. The drink is only available at the Dogfish Head Pub in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.