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# Posted on Mon Apr 10 10:16:13 by DACUSA (Question #1091) Can you gain weight from the calories in postage stamps or mailing envelopes?

Question #21471. Asked by Editor/Repost. (Aug 15 02 7:20 AM)

makebeleaffan

makebeleaffan says:

not a whole lot of weight but there is 0.007 calories in licking a stamp http://www.mbctv.com/cheftell/fun.html

Mon Apr 10 13:04:42 CDT 2000 (Reposted by McG)

 Aug 15 02, 7:22 AM
shantaram

shantaram says:

yes.1/10 of a calorie (one tenth of a calorie)

Thu Apr 13 04:14:29 CDT 2000 (Reposted by McG)

 Aug 15 02, 7:24 AM
jbsmth

jbsmth says:

If you lick 2,475,900,000 postage stamps or 1,044,000,000 standard size envelopes without expectorating, urinating or defecating, you will gain approximately 41 grams of weight.

Tue Apr 11 06:11:47 CDT 2000 (Reposted by McG)

 Aug 15 02, 7:25 AM
eliasen

eliasen says:

There's a lot of confusion here. Did you mean 'Calories' with a capital C? These are food Calories. Look on the side of a food package and you'll notice that they are always capitalized. A food Calorie is equal to 1000 calories with a lowercase c. It is equal to 4186.8 joules.

A 'calorie' with a lowercase c is the calorie used by physicists. It is equal to 4.1868 joules.

There appears to be confusion here. It's precisely these types of questions that seem to bring out most of the confusion. I've seen other silly things that use the wrong 'calorie' measurement to 'prove' that if you drink gin and tonics, you'll lose weight. Since they used the wrong definition of 'calorie,' the answers are wrong, yet people continue to propagate them.

Wed May 15 22:55:41 CDT 2002 (Reposted by McG)

 Aug 15 02, 7:27 AM

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