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6 Retarded Gas Saving Schemes

Hits: 14429 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Funny | Added by: fancylad
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McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13285 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 6:19:17 AM
@frankpoole
Ya that and it would set your car on fire lol.

Mikeado
Male, 18-29, Europe
 2179 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 6:01:52 AM
Some of these were really weak. And all of them total bollocks.

xXsi666Xx
Female, 13-17, Asia
 172 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 3:52:05 AM
am from the phills and i think the stc thing idiotic

frankpoole
Male, 18-29, Western US
 22 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 3:09:50 AM
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.

Fwoggie2
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1754 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 12:59:27 AM
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.


Fwoggie2
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1754 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 12:54:51 AM
and if I only got 40mpg, I'd be pissed.

Fwoggie2
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1754 Posts
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 12:54:31 AM
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.


gcamaro32
Male, 18-29, Western US
 245 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 10:24:38 PM
I draft trucks all the time and pull off 40mpg on a regular basis...i love it.

Painter13
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1378 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 9:04:04 PM
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.

Ruswut
Male, 18-29, Europe
 1286 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 7:44:49 PM
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.


davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12071 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 6:13:00 PM
^^ "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.


astridhaze
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 761 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 6:09:28 PM
eh. I love how people continue to find ingeniously stupid ways to scam people out of money.

NYAAN
Female, 13-17, Southern US
 317 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 5:50:35 PM
i guess prayer didn't work...

firefliet
Female, 18-29, Western US
 1239 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 5:48:52 PM
i-am-cracked.com >.>

davymid
Male, 30-39, Europe
 12071 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 5:39:31 PM
^^ Because Australia's not a real country.

Shellie84
Female, 18-29, Australia
 4196 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 5:35:11 PM
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?

SushiP
Male, 13-17, Europe
 11 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 5:25:51 PM
You know, you guys could have "i-am-bored.com" redirect visitors to "cracked.com" and be done with it.

caboose117
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 1201 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 4:32:01 PM
"
^ 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...


VenemousCat
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 61 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 4:02:32 PM
I guess the mustard jar is new for 2008.
Very funny list again from cracked.com

lestat221
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 213 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 3:57:26 PM
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


Aqua_Bird
Female, 13-17, Europe
 538 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 3:24:56 PM
^^"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?


JoeTheRipper
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 287 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 3:20:06 PM
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...


FixTheYellow
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 193 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 3:17:45 PM
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...


opiebreath
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 16061 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 3:15:44 PM
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?


JoeTheRipper
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 287 Posts
Monday, July 14, 2008 3:13:41 PM
^ I'm assuming it's because Euro's are worth more than a dollar that you make this assumption.

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