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Date: 11/01/11 01:50 PM

61 Responses to A Man Walks Off A Can Of Soda In New York

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    half-a-life Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    Link: A Man Walks Off A Can Of Soda In New York - It takes HOW many miles to walk off a 20 oz. bottle of soda?
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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 1:58 pm
    first of all 20 oz is not a can, its a bottle... second... 3 miles isnt that much... cry more
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 1, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Or drink diet soda.
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    Grendal Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    But it taste so good...
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    November 1, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    Diet soda= 0 calories. says so on the nutrition info. if something doesn`t have any calories, it cant make you fat. if you take in more calories than you burn you gain weight. no calories, not adding to the problem. why is this such a difficult concept?
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    November 1, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Not bad for 46 seconds.. He`s like a friggen athlete or what?
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    November 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm
    Oh come on- three miles is not THAT far, I walk that distance to and from work at least once a week!
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    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 2:16 pm
    Yeah, you can quite easily walk three miles in less than an hour. Calories are fairly easily burned, people are just lazy.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    "Or drink diet soda. "

    Or piss, they taste about the same but piss is probably better for you. Moderation rules still apply.
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    elderban Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    Factor on the fact that people often drink several of these a day, or translate those into cans (3 bottles would equal 5 cans). So,if you drank 5 cans or 3 20 ounce bottles (I know people that drink more than that), you`d have to walk 10-20 miles a day to burn off the calories just from the soda. And that`s JUST the soda. Don`t forget people eat food during the day as well, and of that is full of empty calories as well.
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    elderban Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    @jinxiejae: Diet soda is actually worse for you than regular soda. NutraSweet (aspartame) messes with your brain and Splenda (sucralose) causes intestinal problems and in high quantities can kill you. Additionally, both have been proven to cause cancer. Best bet is to drink water. Zero calories and no chemicals...well, unless you include the fluoride.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    November 1, 2011 at 2:30 pm
    I switched to diet (zero calories) years ago, and dropped 10 pounds. Of course, I`ve found other ways to put it back on. :(
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    InTheNameOf Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2011 at 2:43 pm
    Walking a few miles a day is probably not a bad idea...even if you don`t drink a 2-liter every day. (yep, my first `this is why you are fat america` comment on IAB)
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    uatme Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    that`s not that bad
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    jinxiejae Female 30-39
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    November 1, 2011 at 2:48 pm
    @elderban they have been saying that this and that and nearly everything have been proven to cause cancer for decades. until i see hard evidence of a significant number of humans, not rats, contracting cancer from excessive exposure to artificial sweetener, ill file it under slight paranoia science.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    it`s not very hard if you put it in perspective
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    crudson Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 2:57 pm
    I fart 3 miles.
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    TheOrigin Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 3:07 pm
    With unnecessary chemicals in most of your food, calories from a soda should be the least of your worries.
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    bunny_knight Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    only 3 miles?
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    wake_n_bake Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 3:29 pm
    Diet soda might have zero calories but putting something that`s completely processed and full of chemicals into your body regularly seems like kind of a bad idea. Just don`t drink sodas that often.
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    There is actually proof that the artificial sweeteners used in most diet soda are harmful in many ways. They can cause a stroke or complicate things for people already prone to having a stroke. They are also harmful to your body as they are digested. As artificial sweeteners are broken down by your body they produce harmful substances.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    I stopped drinking soda when I was 14 or 15 because of how unhealthy it is, though now I`ll occasionally drink a ginger ale if I really want soda. But I find dark sodas (i.e. pepsi/coke] to be disgusting now. I seriously don`t know why people drink them when even plain water tastes better imo. ofc there`s lots of things people like that I find disgusting, to each their own :3
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    November 1, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    When I was growing up, a bottle of Coke was 6.5 oz. Now it`s more than triple that.

    And we wonder why we`re all getting fat?
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    snuffy2009 Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 4:32 pm
    yea i agree i love water, can`t get enough of the stuff...
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm
    I seriously don`t know why people drink them when even plain water tastes better imo.
    Refreshing, sweet coffee? That`s all I get out of it.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2011 at 4:45 pm
    if he get`s that winded walking three miles then he really needs to lay off the soda. Walking that much is really a leasurly activity.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    "Refreshing, sweet coffee?"
    I thought we`re talking about soda, not coffee. Coffee`s delicious 8D
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    pui Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm
    @jinxiejae Diet soda does have sodium in it though, so drinking it excessively can make you retain water and bloat. I definitely try to keep my consumption of it to one can a day. drinking 8 cans of diet pop might not make you fat, but it`s still not good for you. Water is the best option! :)
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    honkeylips Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2011 at 5:31 pm
    I quit drinking pop a long time ago. I will occasionally have one if there aren`t any other options, but it is a rarity, and you shouldn`t call it soda because it is a misnomer.
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    Siolas Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2011 at 5:32 pm
    I quit smoking. I cant quit drinking soda. It is the worst addiction I have ever had.
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    Tubby12370 Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm
    If he does get tired from walking three miles, thats a totally different issue, I can walk three miles in my sleep.
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    pomokey Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 5:59 pm
    Or just run a half mile at 5 mph... which is a pretty slow run. Run a bit faster at 8 mph, and it only takes a quarter of a mile.
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    Isafan Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 6:12 pm
    Honkey, how bout I pop you in the mouth with my soda can?
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    HI-haole Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 6:13 pm
    Potassium counteracts sodium... You need both to level yourself out..

    You can eat salt foods, just level it out with a healthy vitamin intake...
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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    1. 3 miles isn`t very far.

    2. That`s why you run.
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    britt566 Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 6:55 pm
    I was an avid cola drinker (couldn`t stand the thought of even tasting water) and finally stopped about a year and half ago.

    Started drinking bottled water, and gradually moved to tap. I love water now, and I lost 15 pounds within 2 months of just drinking vitamin water and h2o. I was never chubby to begin with, so now when I see any kind of pop, I hiss.

    :-D
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 1, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    "Sodas are bad for you" blah blah blah

    Water is bad for you. Forget drowning in it or slipping on a puddle and breaking your neck, if you drink too much water you die.

    Moral of the story is: EXCESS kills.
    So go have a soda. Have a cigar and a drink.
    Just don`t do it to death.
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    PacoP42 Male 13-17
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    November 1, 2011 at 7:24 pm
    >implying walking is a legitimate form of exercise
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 7:36 pm
    Someone doesn`t know how your body`s metabolism works
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    tleking536 Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2011 at 7:36 pm
    Bravo Gerry!!!! Everyone lighten up.
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    FistOfBono Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 8:24 pm
    I used to drink pop almost exclusively. Then I switched to water. I still have the occasional Coke Zero (I don`t know why, I just prefer it to regular coke.) but mostly water. I really do have a lot more energy.
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    FCMXD Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 8:54 pm
    I think we all know who`s to ...
    blame
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    FCMXD Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 8:54 pm
    I fail at linking. Just click it and all will be revealed.
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    pbmuffin Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 10:45 pm
    lol "It takes HOW many miles to walk off a 20 oz. bottle of soda?" If 3 miles is supposed to be a lot then some one has bigger problems than just drinking soda.
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    lukeforv123 Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2011 at 10:46 pm
    Damn...add whiskey to that, multiply it by 10...
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    November 1, 2011 at 11:04 pm
    How many people drink a whole 20oz soda? Cans are 12oz.
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    iambluebeard Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2011 at 11:59 pm
    wtf? i walk that just to get to and from the bus stop everyday, most likely faster than his slooooow a$$. I dont look that tired after walking that far, maybe he needs a soda to pep him up haha
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2011 at 1:01 am
    It`s not that you must walk that far with a can of soda, it`s that you CAN walk that far with only one can of soda. If you get fat you are just an overeating slob.
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    skypirate Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2011 at 2:38 am
    Damn...add whiskey to that, multiply it by 10...

    whiskey is only ~70 calories an ounce...calorie wise, the best thing you can drink is any unflavored, hard (~70 proof), liquor
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    ladyObored Female 18-29
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    November 2, 2011 at 5:48 am
    uh I don`t know if I ever got winded walking, but I also don`t measure how far I`ve been walking. I just walk, also how many sodas do these people think the average person drinks in a day?
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    dang007 Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2011 at 6:28 am
    >>>whiskey is only ~70 calories an ounce...calorie wise, the best thing you can drink is any unflavored, hard (~70 proof), liquor<<<

    Or water but that takes the fun out of it.
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    dognose82 Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2011 at 8:48 am
    Whiskey, vodka, or any other drinks cannot be looked at just at caloric value. Your body burns more calories metabolizing alcohol than it does a soda. Basically, it isn`t the liquor that makes you fat (unless you drink a lot of Baileys or other girly liqueurs), its the mixer that gets you.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2011 at 9:13 am
    Are you saying coffee makes you fat? Screw you guys, I`m going home, for another cup of joe.
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    furryblob Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2011 at 10:53 am
    A strong black coffee, I`d rather that than tea.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    November 2, 2011 at 11:55 am
    Three miles is a one hour stroll. OK, in a hot city it might be a drag but not a hardship if you are reasonably fit.
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    meowmeowmeow Male 13-17
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    November 2, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    @LordJim
    Don`t forget the non-nice individuals. Nyc has plenty of them. They bump into you push you etc by accident and doesnt give a poo.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2011 at 3:56 pm
    @dognose82-Tell that to my beer belly.
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2011 at 4:29 pm
    20 oz = what in Queens English?
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2011 at 6:04 pm
    "20 oz = what in Queens English?"
    .6 liters.
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    November 2, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    i guess the moral of this story is that walking sucks
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2011 at 10:19 am
    @Fwoggie2
    Here you go, some scientific stuff on how to figure that out.

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