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

3 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

American cars are getting heavier and heavier. Is that dangerous?

Business & Finance : Slate - Moneybox (3 years ago)

Like Americans themselves, American cars are getting heavier and heavier every year. Our new cars are more efficient, with average fuel economy climbing and carbon-dioxide emissions falling over the course of the past 30 years. But ... Read Post

Americans Are Celebrating Plummeting Gas Prices On Instagram

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Clusterstock (2 days ago)

The average price of a gallon of gas in the US has dropped to its lowest level in almost five and half years, according to a recent Lundberg survey. The survey found that the highest price of gas was recorded at $2.82 in Long Island... Read Post


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