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We Waste a Billion Gallons of Gas a Year Because We're So Fat [Factoid]

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Heavier cars use more fuel. Now some bright spark has calculated that the US uses one billion gallons more gas every year than if the entire population had remained at the average weight of the 1960s. For every extra pound added to the average weight, the country uses another 39 million gallons of fuel each year. More »
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A Gallon of Gas Can Power an iPhone for 20 Years [Factoid]

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo (3 years ago)

It's true. According to Bill Colton, a VP at ExxonMobil, a single gallon of gas has enough energy to charge an iPhone once a day for 20 years. Of course, that's never going to happen but it's a point ExxonMobil uses to stress the fa... Read Post

This Simple Gas Pump Nozzle Screen Could Save Millions of Liters of Dripped Gas [Video]

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo (2 years ago)

Spilling gas on your shoes after you fill your car seems like just a small annoyance. But it happens to everyone, and apparently all that wasted fuel adds up to about half a billion liters of fuel lost every year. An epidemic this s... Read Post

Clean Transportation Is Driving Us Toward a Low-Carbon Future

Society & Culture : Huffington Post: Impact Blog (yesterday)

Some snapshots from across this legendarily car-loving nation: American car buyers can get more miles per gallon than ever before. Window stickers at new car lots displayed a record high average fuel economy of 25.8 mpg in August, a... Read Post


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