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Old 10-27-2006, 06:48 PM   #1
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Friday, October 27, 2006

Fat people use more gasoline, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a study by faculty members of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The study, which is scheduled to appear in an upcoming issue of The Engineering Economist, says that an additional 938 million gallons of gas are used annually because drivers and passengers are considerably heavier than in 1960.

In 1960, the average adult male weighed 166 pounds and the female weighed 140. In 2002, those averages were 191 and 164, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.

"Our nation's hunger for food and our nation's hunger for oil are not independent," said computer science professor Sheldon Jacobson, who co-wrote the study.

The project looked only at noncommercial travel and was based on the simple fact that heavier cars use more gas.

"There are many health benefits for losing weight," Jacobson said. "An unexpected benefit is that we would use less fuel."

But not much, said John Felmy, chief economist for the American Petroleum Institute, the story said. "It's an interesting calculation. But we use about 140 billion gallons a year. The savings would be less than 1 percent."

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Old 10-27-2006, 06:53 PM   #2
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And it took a study to come to that conclusion??!!

Isn't it obvious? added weight = less mileage

Think of the money wasted on studies like this one which are obvious to the general public.
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Old 10-27-2006, 06:58 PM   #3
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And it took a study to come to that conclusion??!!

Isn't it obvious? added weight = less mileage

Think of the money wasted on studies like this one which are obvious to the general public.
Here’s the thing, most of the general public are oblivious to just about everything…
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Old 10-27-2006, 07:07 PM   #4
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Here’s the thing, most of the general public are oblivious to just about everything…
You got that right!!!
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:08 PM   #7
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Holy Epic Thread Revival Batman!

Though really, it is sad what people get paid to 'research' I heard about one study that was conducted to figure out why toddlers fall off tricycles. Conclusion was: They lost their balance! OMGWTFBBQ???
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Old 07-30-2010, 06:42 PM   #8
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:50 PM   #9
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Necro thread back from the dead.
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Old 07-31-2010, 07:01 AM   #10
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Necro'd from pre Camaro days..

Man, that's like.. before the Internet.
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I don't know what is worse, the fact that this thread was necroed or the fact that everyone is using it as a post whore opportunity, damnit I'm guilty as well...lol
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