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Old 09-14-2012, 01:45 PM   #165
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Originally Posted by mkodama View Post
I just thought of this soda ban. If you just cause fat people to stand up, walk to a soda machine, and then go sit back down, that's a lot of calories burnt right there. Lets say our fat person raises 100 kg of body weight .5 meters to get up to go to the soda machine.

F=100kg * 9.8 m/s^2

W=980N * .5m
W=490 Joules = .117 food calories

It takes roughly the same amount to stand up as sitting down, so double that, and also the efficiency of the human body is about 20% so...

(.117*2)/.2=1.17 food calories

With obesity at 70% and 8,244,000 population in New York, .7*8,244,000*1.17, that's 6.75 Million additional food calories burnt per day refilling soda.
Nice! You must be an engineer :lol:
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