Thursday, July 2, 2015

If We Could Eat Gasoline Then Americans Could Feed the World!

Americans consume 350 million gallons of gasoline per day.

A gallon of gasoline contains roughly 31,000 calories. Tasty!

There are 7.3 billion people on the planet.

If all that gasoline was distributed worldwide, then each and every person on the planet could consume 1,500 calories per day. Once again, that's only if we could eat gasoline.

It's food for thought the next time you are stuck in traffic. Perhaps it is best to go a bit light on the horn, on the off chance some in the world think we are pampered.

Mere words cannot express my good fortune in being born where and when I was. I am thankful each and every day. Here's the thing that really gets me though. We have it so incredibly good here so why do we feel the need to constantly borrow more? What kind of sick and demented unsustainable long-term plan is that?

1 comment:

Stagflationary Mark said...

I should probably point out that if all of the gasoline really was converted to food then Americans would really be feeding jack squat, since gasoline would be needed to move the food and without gasoline the economy would implode.