Month: February 2014

Energy Use

In reading ‘Biological Psychology’, I came across an interesting statistic.  Two-thirds of a person’s energy output is used to maintain body temperature!  I already knew that about 20% was used by the brain and I thought that an amazing amount, but temperature maintenance puts the brain’s requirement to shame. So 85+% of energy is already…

Gas Price Inflation

Decline of US dollar purchasing power from continued inflation

In the Twilight Zone episode (1960), ‘The Hitchhiker’ a sign shows gas at 32.9 cents/gal. Now it’s about 10 times higher. What’s that inflation rate?