Hold your breath for better mileage!?!

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Fuel Economy' started by Whiteyprius, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Whiteyprius

    Whiteyprius Active Member

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    My wife suggests holding your breath while you drive (passengers as well) and there will be less weight to transport, therefore yeilding better mpg's.What do you think?
     
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    It will work better if you exhale first and then hold your breath.

    Can't resist.

     
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    Actually, if everyone's fullof hot air, it will make them lighter - hence better mileage!
     
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    1. I would understand why she would have suggested that if you had a blue car. You would match the color of your car:D
    2. Hope you don't have a long commute!
    3. Was your insurance policy just updated?;)
     
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    Actually the weight of the air is in the car, weather it's in your lungs or not. I suggest sealing the vehicle and using a vacuum pump to extract all air from the cabin.
     
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    you could always insist everyone go to the bathroom before they get in the car..........LMBO:D
     
  7. Whiteyprius

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    My wife will be thrilled to see that her suggestion was so well received! Thanks for your great ideas.;) (She likes to make fun of all the obsessions of us PC'ers, but she'd love to steal 'ol Whitey!)
     
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    We already do that ... and remove shoes as well as all but the most necessary clothing.;)
     
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    Fill the tires with helium. Also fill the passenger compartment with as many helium ballons as will fit. Have all passengers breath the helium balloons during trip.
     
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