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Old 03-31-2006, 03:54 PM
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I can save 100% by not buying the items in the first place.
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Being fat isn't genetic, it's a learned behavior. The proof lies in every country outside the U.S.
Populationwise, it isn't genetic. But there are a few individuals who do have a strong genetic disposition for being fat, and remain fat despite regular exercise and low levels of eating. Still, they are the 1% exceptions.
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I'm personally fond of ads that say that I can "save up to 20% or more!" at their sales. Why, yes, I suppose that is true. Not impressive, but true.
Doesn't that mean you can save any amount? "Up to 20% or more!" Ridiculous. It really gets on my nerves when they say that. A similar one is "Save an average of 50% or more." What does that even mean?
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http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/4wd...383611511.html
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Lesley Walker, a research associate with Imperial College London's primary care and social medicine department [...] along with Australian researchers from the University of Queensland[...] observed the drivers of 38,182 cars and 2944 four-wheel-drives at three varied sites in London.

They found the 4WD drivers were almost four times more likely than car drivers to be using a mobile phone[...]

Previous studies from the US, Britain and Australia have shown that using a mobile phone while driving is associated with a fourfold increase in the risk of having an accident.

That means drivers of four-wheel-drives are 16 times more likely to have an accident than other drivers because they are four times more likely to use a mobile while driving, she said.
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Sixty percent of the time, it works every time.
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According to University of Missouri-Columbia biomedical researchers Frank Booth and Simon Lees, every U.S. child and adult will be obese by 2044 and 2058, respectively, if the current progressive rise continues.
My prediction: the % of overweight and obese people will not be much different from today.

Reason: people will be in such bad shape that they will change the definition of overweight and obese so that normal-weight people can exist.
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every U.S. child and adult will be obese by 2044 and 2058, respectively, if the current progressive rise continues
All of you young parents can use this smae "ignore the asymptote" technique to impress your family with your child's NFL potential.

I remember taking my son's birth height and weight and comparing to the same two measurements after his one month check up. I told people that if he continued to grow at the same rate (compounded) he would be 6' 6" and weigh 300 lbs by the time he was one. I fugured by the time he finished grade school, he could start for any NFL team and be unstoppable.
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Albino squirrel

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This was definitely news since only 10 in every one million squirrels are born with albinism, a condition caused by a melanin deficiency.
They could have just said 1 in ever 100,000. But making it 10:1,000,000 probably seems better
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They could have just said 1 in ever 100,000. But making it 10:1,000,000 probably seems better
They wanted to convey the fact that they have been climbing trees and putting their eyes up to the entrances of tree cavities to actually witness the births of 1 million squirrels, and observed that only ten were born with albinism. They didn't want to mislead people into thinking that they put forth only 1/10 the effort in their data collection.
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