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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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Higher Gas Prices Cause 'Split' in Used Car Costs

Lifestyle / Vehicles : Behind the Wheel (3 years ago)

With the average price for a gallon of gas moving close to $4 a gallon, we're finally starting to see the impact on the used car lot. Buyers are demanding more small, fuel efficient cars and that's pushing the price of four cylinder... Read Post

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


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