6 Retarded Gas Saving Schemes

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago Funny
http://www.cracked.com/article_16484_6-retarded-gas-saving-schemes-people-are-actually-trying.html

Gas prices are at an all-time high, but there are a number of alternatives that are easy, cheap and completely idiotic.
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Male 14,330
@frankpoole
Ya that and it would set your car on fire lol.
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Male 2,159
Some of these were really weak. And all of them total bollocks.
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Female 169
am from the phills and i think the stc thing idiotic
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Male 22
Love the Tornado. Racers do their best to straighten airflow for highest performance.... The Tornado will probably pull fuel out of the air-fuel mixture by centrifical force, and you can`t get good mileage from fuel running down the sides of the manifod.
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Male 1,803
As for the Aussies, picking a random Sydney suburb (Liverpool) and searching a fuel price search website for the cheapest diesel...

$1.759 AUD per litre at Volume Plus = $1.7237 USD

Multiply by 3.785 = $6.52 USD per US gallon.

Fark me, I should move back to Australia.

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Male 1,803
and if I only got 40mpg, I`d be pissed.
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Male 1,803
UK = £1.319 for a litre of diesel at my local supermarket.

That`s $2.64147 USD per litre.

There are 3.785 litres in a US gallon.

$2.64147 x 3.785 = $9.99 USD per US gallon equivalent.

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Male 242
I draft trucks all the time and pull off 40mpg on a regular basis...i love it.
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Male 1,365
The U.S. does subsidize the oil industry...we paid them 700 million in research grants last year alone. This is on the record, no b.s. Energy lobbyists have all of our politicians on their payroll, how the f#ck do you think the Enron loophole is still a law? This is the law that gives the energy companies the power to own their own investment firms setting their own prices for oil..allowing Exxon to name it`s own price, and not the market...this is why America is eating itself alive, this corporate controlled government is the last days of pompeii baby...lookout, we are so f#cked.
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Male 1,266
As a chemisty I`d just like to luagh at the last one...

A gas called HHO 2 part hydrogen 1 part oxygen... thats called steam you fool!

1 gallon of water turns to 1883 gallons of HHO? Well.. PV=nRT so yes.. some water turns into more steam...

If anyone ever bought that I`d like to give that guy a pat on the back for basically selling a DIY kettle for a few $100.

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Male 12,138
^^ "The reality is that the US subsidizes gasoline quite a bit..."

Not strictly true (I work for an oil company). The US doesn`t subsidize gas per se, it just doesn`t tax the sh*t out of it to the same degree as the UK (yet), where about 75-80% of what you pay is tax, straight to the government.

Not many people know this, but in the UK, for every $10 gas, you`re actually giving Mr. Oil Company about 50 cents. Then you`re paying about $1.50 for refinery and distribution charges. Now comes the crunch- about $6 is fuel duty and the last $2 or so is sales tax (called VAT in the UK).

In other words, 20% of your fill-up you`re paying for gas, 80% is going straight to the government coffers.

And yes, the sales tax is on the total price, after fuel duty surcharges. You read that right, they`ve actually figured out a way to tax you on the tax.

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Female 738
eh. I love how people continue to find ingeniously stupid ways to scam people out of money.
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Female 316
i guess prayer didn`t work...
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Female 1,231
i-am-cracked.com >.>
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Male 12,138
^^ Because Australia`s not a real country.
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Female 4,197
We are paying about $2 per litre here. Someone told me that`s the equivalent of $8 per gallon... so why aren`t we on that list?
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Male 11
You know, you guys could have "i-am-bored.com" redirect visitors to "cracked.com" and be done with it.
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Male 1,204
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^ I`m assuming it`s because Euro`s are worth more than a dollar that you make this assumption."

Um.... actually, if Euros are worth more, then their gas would cost less, seeing it`d be like 2 euros vs 4 dollars per gallon. The reality is that the US subsidizes gasoline quite a bit...

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Male 65
I guess the mustard jar is new for 2008.
Very funny list again from cracked.com
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Male 213
If you did FURTHER research, you`d know that the UK doesn`t use the Euro... But ok.

I dunno why the good folks at "I-am-Bored" don`t just have a direct connection to cracked.com

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Female 532
^^"United Kingdom $8.38"
I`m not really surprised we`re third....

And was that man`s name REALLY Ozzy Freedom? Or is he actually sad enough to give himself that name?

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Male 288
Hmmm upon further research i see that is the 44th cheapest country to buy gas (though it`s $4 where i live.) Apparently you can buy gas from venezuela for 12 cents a gallon - i think it might be time for some more importing.

http://money.cnn.com/2008/05/01/news/int...

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Female 192
Opiebreath, they did that to a leaky radiator.

They did another special on gas schemes; the tried a hydrogen thing, the magnet thing, friar stuff, and I forget what else...

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Female 15,763
The only thing that worked that was related to cars and this kind of stuff on MythBusters was when they cracked a raw egg into something that was leaking and it stopped.

Can you tell I`m bad with cars?

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Male 288
^ I`m assuming it`s because Euro`s are worth more than a dollar that you make this assumption.
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Female 34
Oh please. I don`t know what the Americans are complaining about, they should try paying petrol prices in England... now those are high!!
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Male 3,369
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Sure..nothing like a good conspiricy huh (or load of BS either).
Japans about to start mass producing a water powered smart car. Google it if u dont belive me.
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Male 48
theres actually a guy (stan meyers) that made a dune buggy run off water unlike the 1 in the list , he drove from los angelas to new york using only 22 gallons, later the army had a meeting/dinner with him and when he made the toast, and drank the wine or wutever he dies from poisining , prob the oil companies
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Female 192
Hahaha! Nice. Mythbusters tested a few things like these not too long ago. All were loads of bull... Except the frier grease stuff as a sub. Not as effective as gasoline, but not too far off...

"I`ll bet my ill-fitting shorts on it!" Hahaha!

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Male 3,301
Didn`t some college students make a car that could run off urine? That`s a good idea right there...
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Male 19,838
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