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A New Way to Save at the Gas Pump

Category: By Satchal
Get on a treadmill, fat-ass!

OK, that was a bit harsh. However, the CDC has been reporting that about a third of the USA is obese. It has also been reported in the past that every hundred pound decrease in the load your car carries can increase fuel efficiency by about 2%. So, with apologies to "Big & Rich", save some gas, ride a treadmill! You want to wean yourself off foreign oil dependence? Wean yourself off of McDonald's first.

Obviously, I was just trying to be facetious (except about McDonald's). Here's that helpful website regarding better fuel economy, including the info from above. I also found this interesting study by a couple of guys at Duke's Fuqua School of Business on finding better ways to express fuel economy. The savings on gas between cars that get 10 mpg versus those that get 25 mpg over 10,000 miles is pretty staggering.

Next time I'll look at whether $4 dollars/gallon is actually a gift, rather than a burden, for the American people.

1 comment so far.

  1. El Subliminal June 24, 2008 at 8:48 AM
    Well I think its somewhat simpler than the CDC report.

    Fat people = lazy = ride cars = become fatter = back to point 1.

    So the oil consumption as well as pollution is bound to go up.

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