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How much more room could we have on airplanes if we weren’t overweight?

November 14, 2016

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I recently read an article about how the amount of unruly incidents on planes has gone up 17% in the last year. It’s hard to imagine the increasing sensation you’ve unintentionally signed up for a gang bang -due to the proximity to other people- isn’t at least part of the reason for this increase. Being […]

Emptying out the mailbag and clearing the history #14

June 8, 2016

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – Uhh, does Jeff Bezos read this site??? In Changing our energy […]

How much cheaper would an airplane ticket be if we weren’t overweight?

May 25, 2016

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In America, More than 2 in 3 adults are considered to be overweight or obese. More than 1 in 3 adults are considered to be obese. (So we’ll say 1/3 obese, 1/3 overweight.) Body Mass Index is commonly used to assess overweight or obese. 25 to 29 is overweight 30 and up is obese Extreme […]

Changing our energy situation starts with changing our behavior

November 30, 2015

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There are certain principles of physics the general public may not understand the nuances of, but we get the concept. Gravity being one. How all objects fall, why something moves down, not up, an incline. Force is another one. An object with more mass, or an object moving faster, has more force. We get that. There are […]