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Apr 2, 2013
How does Dogbert expect any repeat business, or expansion of business once word gets out?

I actually like Dogbert jokes about what would be cynical yet profitable. But this would not even be profitable! Is he just on a mission to rid the world of stupid gluttons?
Ah... maybe now l get it. Took me a while, since l am not a complete cynic. Sorry, y'all...
 
 
Apr 2, 2013
The kilocalorie is also called the Food calorie just to avoid really high numbers about one's diet. Lower numbers tend to be more manageable to human brains.
Still, l agree it is a confusing and questionably minor "improvement" over scientific accuracy.
 
 
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Apr 26, 2011
@ Borotech, danopia:
Technically you may be right, but I'm guessing Scott Adams is American, and so by using the word "calorie" he is implying the American version of the word, meaning the donut has 40,000 Calories/kcal. And I think most American readers would interpret it as such.
 
 
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Sep 30, 2010
When typed in all caps, you can't tell if he said calorie or Calorie. One of them is the American version of the "kilocalorie".
 
 
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Sep 30, 2010
40000 calories is nothing, only a fraction of a ordinary donut, more like a few beans or a grape.
Silly americans don't know the difference between a calorie and a kilocalorie.
 
 
 
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