A New Way To Think About What We Put Into — And Get Out Of — Our Cars

Lots of families in the U.S. have a car. Many have two. What about in the whole world? This animation was created to help people wrap their brains around the mind-boggle of what goes into — and comes out of — every single auto on the planet. The bubble party starts at 2:00.

A New Way To Think About What We Put Into — And Get Out Of — Our Cars

A few conversions for all of us on the American side of the pond: 15,000 km per year is about 9,320 miles per year, although in the U.S. we drive more like 15,000 miles per year. And 100 kg is some 220 pounds, so the weight of that car is 3,000 pounds. 116 metric tonnes is 128 U.S. tons. And one of them CO2 bubbles is some 32 feet up.

Everyone has heard stories of the strange and intense food cravings women get when pregnant. There's the pregnant woman who had to have dill pickles dipped in ice cream or the one who couldn't make it through the night without a bucket of a specific type of fried chicken.

Researchers have yet to lock down the exact reason why pregnant women have these seemingly unnatural cravings, but there are a few reasons that are often cited. Women who are pregnant experience heightened senses of smell and taste that can have a direct effect on their appetites.

Some researchers believe their bodies may be craving specific nutrients they need for a healthy pregnancy. Others have suggested that dietary requests at odd hours may be a way for a pregnant person to develop a supportive bond with their partner before the baby arrives.

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