Re: Car Weights


I got 0.015625 pounds, but who¹s counting?


Brian Ehni

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Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 1:54 PM
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Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Car Weights

Arved stick to photography, you're a little weak in arithmetic... :-)

Try 500,000 lbs divided by 30,000,000 -- that's 1/4 oz per car per year, or
average of one stick-on weight per car. Which is probably where they came up
that number in the first place!

At 1/20/2015 02:43 PM Tuesday, you wrote:
At least as long as lead-acid batteries remain popular, I'd say.

It's been pointed out that there are roughly 30 million cars registered in
California. Divided by 500,000 lbs of lead, that means the average car looses 60
lbs. of lead each year. Being an average, some more, and some less. It doesn't
seem like you have to buy lead at all. Just wander down the streets, and you're
bound to find plenty.

At least in California.

Arved Grass

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