Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Best Pickup Line Ever

How sweaty is your hometown, baby?
Four Virginia cities are on a deodorant-maker's list of the 100 sweatiest cities in the United States. . . . Scientists at Proctor and Gamble, which makes Old Spice deodorant, compiled the list. They based it on computer models that predict the amount of sweat a person of average height and weight would produce walking around for an hour in the average high temperatures during June, July and August of 2005 for each city.
Oh yeah, that's sexy. And once you've got the lass' attention, you seal the deal with this bit of trivia: "The scientists said that the population of Phoenix could fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool with sweat in less than three hours."

Click the link above to see if your town made the top 100 (I clock in at a manly 32).

(Hat tip to Mrs. T, who would take way more than three hours to fill a pool with sweat.)


InanimateCarbonRod said...

I sure do sweat a lot when I go to Vegas, but ironically it mostly occurs when I'm in a windowless room being chilled by state of the art air conditioning and drinking scotch on the rocks.

I can put in a word for Savannah as being pretty darn sweaty. It seems to be a point of pride in that town to not disturb the beautiful antebellum architecture by installing any modern conveniences like air conditioning.

InanimateCarbonRod said...

... and they obviously didn't take humidity into account in this study. You might be able to fill a pool with sweat produced in Phoenix, but all of it will evaporate off your skin immediately. Atlanta may rank 45, but I guarantee that your armpit stains are bigger there than anything you'd find outside in the desert.

Old (poorly retold) Ray Romano joke: You know why the heat in Vegas isn't as bad as it sounds? Legalized prostitution.

Thrillhous said...

Yeah, even in movies Savannah looks sweaty.

These so-called scientists must be living in one of those ivory towers. How can Albany's sweat factor be higher than, say, Newark's?

Mr Furious said...

Some of the sweatiest moments of my life were in Baltimore. Camden Yards and the Inner Harbor have a direct conduit to Hell.

There's nothing like the special sweatiness of a bad NYC day either. Forget humidity (a given) there has to be some factor for the oppressive smells and claustrophobia that bump NYC up the list for discomfort...

Thrillhous said...

You got that right, Mr. F. NYC is intolerable in July. The city's stink may not make you sweat more, but it certainly adds to the beat down already being laid on you by the sun and the muggers.

Mike said...

Aha! You guys are late on the draw. Some of your fellow bloggers (namely me) have been cracking wise about this silly news story since . . . well, since last Thursday!


I crack all the important stories first. And for my money, whichever city sees me walking around in a suit, god forbid, is the world's sweatiest city at that moment.

Mrs_Thrillhous said...

Yeah, even in movies Savannah looks sweaty.

She didn't look sweaty in her movies! (so I've heard)