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 10-01-2004, 04:50 AM #1 Pres Member   Registered: Jun 2002 Location: Australia Distribution: Slack 9.1 Posts: 232 Rep: Miracle diet. Defies Physics, God, Spam Free. (riddle) By definition, a calorie is the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of a gram of water by one degree centigrade. So, drinking a litre of pleasantly cool water, say, 8 degrees centigrade will cost your body 28000 calories to raise to body temperature of 36 degrees centigrade. Soon you'll be skinny like a catwalk model. That's the secret! Where's the error? *Not you* Joey.Dale, I know you know. Your hamster game inspired this one.
 10-01-2004, 05:02 AM #2 MartinN Member   Registered: Nov 2003 Location: Ronneby, Sweden Posts: 555 Rep: My answer is in glorious metric system. I apologize to everyone who's more used to pounds and inches 100 g of Mars bar contains 467 kcal. That's 467 kilo calories. 467000 calories. You would have to drink almost 17 liters of water to compensate for a Mars bar. I can see this diet actually working. After drinking those 17 liters of water I don't think that you want any more Mars bars. Martin
 10-01-2004, 04:08 PM #3 vasudevadas Member   Registered: Jul 2003 Location: Bedford, UK Distribution: Slackware 11.0, LFS 6.1 Posts: 519 Rep: Anyway, water at 8 degrees C is not pleasantly cool. It's positively chilled! Anybody who can drink a litre of chilled water before it gets up to room temperature gets my vote. They'd be in the bog soon enough, that's for sure...