You Will Rethink Your Fast Food Meal After This Calculator Tells You How Long You Need to Run to Burn It Off

If you're the type of person to eat fast food and assume you'll work it off, think again. This online calculator will tell you exactly how long you have to work to make up for what you just ate. What it doesn't factor in is the fact that everything, even breathing or thinking, uses calories. However, if you get an extra dessert you will still probably have to be running for a few HOURS to make up for it.

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Pepsi was really proud about having a lot of calories
Via Vox
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Digging through whatever magical suitcase they have in their possession, Vox found this old ad showing Pepsi bragging about having more calories than a pork chop.

The 1942 ad placed in the New York Times tells a lot about the struggles facing America in that time period. The country had just entered World War II the year before and the war effort was scrambling to out fit a military fighting in Europe and the Pacific, while trying to overcome the economic devastation of the previous decade.

To the fledgling nutrition science and popular assumptions out there, what America needed was more energy, so the advertisers tried to highlight that in its pitch.

Why eat a crummy ol' tomato when you can get so much more food energy from a bottle of Pepsi?!

Apparently, this was part of a larger campaign.

They wholly embraced this image, using the slogan "The Drink with the Quick Food Energy".

So, it's not like they were hiding anything...