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Old 10-01-2004, 04:50 AM   #1
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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.
Old 10-01-2004, 05:02 AM   #2
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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.

Old 10-01-2004, 04:08 PM   #3
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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...


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