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By BobInnes (registered) - website | Posted April 11, 2011 at 23:09:21

Fascinating! I always wondered how metabolism is measured. It seems some folks eat lots and can't put on weight, others seem to put on weight just looking. Any thoughts?

I once had occasion to read Hammurabi's Law Code. It stipulated that a farm labourer must receive what I figured was about 15-18 barrels of corn annually although the different conversions were very problematic - maybe someone has a more accurate source. I guess this must have included an allowance for wife, children, pregnancy, etc. Plus, I guess the labourer would have had to trade some corn for other necessities (clothes, building materials.) I was trying to get a handle on what a real minimum wage might consist of in material terms.

Is the price of gasoline and methane really that different (order of magnitude)? Seems like they're not that wide apart where taxis fill up?? Wholesale vs retail?

BTW, if I place a copy of this article under the sink, do you think the resident mice will take the hint ?;-)

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