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Image of the Week: 62 gallons

Courtesy of a Clinical Cases and Images post from Friday, I recently learned a rather startling figure about American diets:

The average American consumes 45 gallons of soft drinks annually. This does not include noncarbonated sweetened beverages, which add up 17 gallons a person per year. Chips and Coke are a common breakfast.

His figure is supported by a New York Times op-ed from earlier this year. To give you a way to visualize 62 gallons, behold theses wine barrels. Each one holds about 50 gallons of wine, so that's an entire barrel plus 12 gallons from a second one. Each year.

Photo by Jim G.

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