Burning Fuel: The Average Car vs. The Average Human [infographic]

December 11, 2011 |  by  |  Education, Food, Health

You might not know it, but that body of yours is quite an efficient machine.

Granted, you aren’t exactly at your peak functioning point as you stare into this screen… But from the comparisons drawn between the human body and that advent of engineering –the modern automobile—humans have measured up pretty astoundingly.

Gasoline has a caloric value, like food. The two fuel sources are easily comparable. According to this scale, 27 pints of Ben & Jerry’s Chunky Monkey ice cream is the equivalent of one gallon of gasoline. (a jaw-dropping 31,368 calories)

So basically, you should go wolf down 27 pints of Ben & Jerry’s and maybe, before you crap your pants, you’ll feel what it’s like to be a car! VROooOOM sugar rush!!

I kid, I kid.

But take a look at this comparison and you’ll see that our digestive systems, products of millions of years of evolution, are quite extraordinary mechanisms. (Show your pride!)

And if that doesn’t do it for you, the superiority of the species over machine is clearly illustrated in the “average person’s” killer shades. [via]

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  • Larkzzz

    Click on the (via) link scroll down till u see it click on image. Profit!!!

  • Nonya

    Can’t read the graphic and can’t find a higher resolution version… *disappointed face*

  • http://twitter.com/workoutfitness Mariano – Fitness

    The comparison is between an intelligently designed car–by humans–and an intelligently designed body–by YHVH.

  • http://twitter.com/InsureHunter InsuranceHunter.ca

    We often hear the from personal trainers and health care people that food is fuel for our body. And, much like with cars, the quality of fuel we put in our bodies has an impact on our performance. The same goes for proper maintenance!