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## Running Your Car on Wite-Out Fluid?

In his New York Times column "Pogue’s Posts," David Pogue played with the idea of asking IF \$4 gallon of gas is expensive?

As evidence, he compared the prices of other fluids that we purchase every day and rarely compain. His examples:

• Lipton Iced Tea, 16 oz @ \$1.19 = \$9.52 per gallon
• Diet Snapple, 16 oz @ \$1.29 = \$10.32 per gallon
• Gatorade, 20 oz @ \$1.59 = \$10.17 per gallon
• Ocean Spray, 16 oz @ \$1.25 = \$10.00 per gallon
• Evian water, 9 oz @ \$1.49 = \$21.19 per gallon
• Wite-Out, 7 oz @ \$1.39 = \$25.42 per gallon
• Brake fluid, 12 oz @ \$3.15 = \$33.60 per gallon
• Scope, 1.5 oz @ \$0.99 = \$84.48 per gallon
• Pepto-Bismol, 4 oz @ \$3.85 = \$123.20 per gallon
• Vicks NyQuil, 6 oz @ \$8.35 = \$178.13 per gallon
• HP 02 Black Ink Cartridge, 16 ml \$18 online = \$4,294.58 per gallon.
Project: Using other fluids that we purchase regularly, make similar comparisons. Also, discuss the validity of making these comparisons.

Note: You also might enjoy reading readers' reactions to this particular columnm by Dave Pogue.

Source: New York Times, May 27, 2008