I had a neighbor that was a fanatic about squeezing the last available mile per gallon out of his VW Bug. He was constantly tweaking and adjusting the carburetor and ordering all sorts of gadgets and fuel additives that were supposed to increase mileage.
During our weekend neighborhood gatherings, he would bore everyone with his tales about the great mileage he was squeezing out of his Bug.
Another neighbor and I got together and every couple nights we would dump a gallon of gas in the guys tank. When we got him up close to 100 miles per gallon, we started siphoning gas out of his tank every couple nights. Needless to say his amazing miles per gallon was falling rapidly, and he spent most of his weekends playing with his carburetor and checking everything he could on that little Beetle Bug. No matter what he did, he never again got even close to the 100 miles per gallon he had bragged about. By the way, I think gas was around 35 cents per gallon at that time.
ROTFL, I thought I could be sneaky Mike but that is one of the best! I can imagine your conversations with him about how great is VW was. I had a VW as my first car and what was best about it was if stuck in a ditch we could just pick the car up!
Years ago I spent a month in Germany as an exchange student. Our group was staying in a youth hostel in West Berlin and I was sharing a room with two other guys. One fella liked to ignore our group's curfew time and stay out extremely late at the beer garden across the street. He'd then try to sneak back to our room, drunk as a skunk, tripping over things and walking into walls, which obviously disrupted our sleep.
When the other guy and I finally decided we'd had enough, we made a "dummy" out of old clothes & towels and put it in Drunk Guy's bed. Then we shut out the lights, went to bed and waited for his inevitable return. Hours later we heard him stumbling in (he didn't turn the lights on because we'd yelled at him about that on a previous occasion), and when he climbed into bed he SCREAMED like a little girl and jumped out when he realized there was "someone" in it already.
He made such a racket that he woke up half of the hotel and as I understand it our group chaperone caught hell from the management about it in the morning. He never said anything to us about it, though. I guess our chaperon figured that we gave the guy exactly what he'd had coming to him.
Drunk Guy never stayed out past our group's curfew again either.
LOL In college a guy's roommate threw one out the 6th flr window as a group of girls was walking to campus below. He got their attn first by screaming I can't take it anymore. Dummy's cloths had roomy's name tag in'm.He was busted & wasn't even t
Back in 1977 I was an Antarctic expeditioner living with nineteen others on Macquarie Island. We were to be there a whole year in complete isolation. We had accommodation and supplies enough for the year but not a lot more than that.
It was April Fool's Day, and being a former ex Royal Australian Navy radio operator (and also a radio operator now on Macquarie Island years later) I made up an imaginary message and addressed it to our OIC. It looked very convincing.
In effect, it stated that the RAN's hydrographic frigate, HMAS Gascoyne, would be visiting Macquarie Island and staying over for a week.
There was a request (really an order) Would we be able to supply the Gascoyne's crew (100 men) with such things as food, temporary accommodation whilst some ship's repairs were being done and many tons of diesel fuel. (our 'life's blood, for we used diesel generators for our electricity)
Added to this, I stated that it had the firm approval of the Antarctic Division Headquarters and the OIC would be expected to comply.
Well! Our poor old OIC! He was aghast.
I didn't have the heart to keep in in such agony, relenting after a few minutes to tell him I'd made it all up.
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Source http://newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/ … c3028.htmlHoly man if high school and university students can come up with these figures then what to heck is wrong with the auto industry when they can't do better than 50 or 60 mpg? Or for that matter 10 to 15 mpg for decades?Mike
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