Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Human Body Fuel Efficiency

I am often asked personal questions regarding my performance as a human being. "What is your peak metabolic rate?", they ask... which happens to be 0.39 kilocalories per second or 2.2 Horsepower. Needless to say, I have difficulties maintaining this power level, I only consume between 5,500 and 7,000 Calories per day and am adversely affected by lactic acid accumulation.
With an energy storage capacity of approximately 115 kilowatt hours (or 28,000 1.5V AA batteries) and the complete lack of the sensation of pain, I potentially could traverse a distance of nearly 600 miles when fully charged and to top it off, I could achieve this with the equivalent efficiency of 190.4 miles / gallon (unleaded gasoline).

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