Rethinking the Meat-Guzzler
Americans eat about the same amount of meat as we have for some time, about eight ounces a day, roughly twice the global average. At about 5 percent ... and hardly insignificant), an increase of 50 pounds per person from 50 years ago.
2.6 Trillion Pounds of Garbage: Where Does the World's Trash Go?
This year, the world will generate 2.6 trillion pounds of garbage -- the weight of about 7,000 Empire State Buildings. What kind of trash is it? Where does ... person in a developed country produces about 2.6 pounds of garbage a day. That would mean the ...
Average American consumes 50,000 pounds of raw materials annually for the stuff they buy
The average American car weighs about 3,000 pounds ... us in the U.S. uses 25 tons of raw materials every year to produce our stuff and our energy. That is the weight of about 20 cars. By comparison, the average Chinese person uses 12 tons and the average ...
How many times does it have to be said?
But welcome as that push-back is, well, you can do the math. If the commission's recommendations ... "All these claims are nonsense." No matter how many times it gets said, the privatizers, whackers and hackers of Social Security, the guys who want to ...
We answer the age old question: How many McDonald’s fries can one person stuff into their mouth in one sitting?
It was the least we could do for literally putting this poor woman’s life at risk. At the end of the two hours, our petite subject had downed eight large boxes of McDonald’s fries ... is eight large boxes per 100 pounds of bodyweight.