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Lose Weight to Save On Gasoline

This is hilarious. It was in today’s washingtonpost.com:

"Americans are spending more money on fuel these days in part because adult men and women on average are at least 24 pounds heavier than their counterparts were in 1960, a study has found…

At recent gas prices of $2.20 a gallon, that adds up to $2.2 billion more spent at the pump each year because of America’s weight problem…

‘What we have here is a relationship that exists between the obesity epidemic and fuel consumption,’ said Sheldon H. Jacobson, a professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a co-author of the study."

Maybe Shugart can add this into his V-Diet book?

I line in the Washingont area and have been hearing it on WTOP (news station) like everyday.

I thought it was a bit of a stretch to say Americans use more gas than other countries because they are on average more overweight.