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Old 06-26-2008, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Default US Sweatiest Cities??

The top 100 sweatiest cities list was released today according to MSNBC. Phoenix, AZ takes top honors with residents producing enough sweat in an hour to equal 2 cans of soda! How is that for an advertisement?

Our own Knoxville is on the list, as well as, Nashville and Chattanooga.

Grab a towel. Desert city is America's sweatiest - More health news - MSNBC.com

I guess when we talk about the heat and humidity, we all know what it is all about.
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:17 PM
 
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That's an honor I would rather not have.....
Did you notice how many times Texas was on there???
Here I thought I was avoiding that kind of heat by moving to TN.....
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:35 PM
 
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LOL funny list I wonder what they will come out next, btw it was 93 here in Denver and not a bit of sweat, its really dry out here, dry heat.
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Old 06-26-2008, 10:51 PM
 
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RangerDuke and fallfanatic, I was thinking the same thing about Texas.

When we go out to El Paso to visit with my son and his family it is generally 104 or higher in August. It is hotter than all get-out, but barely a drop of sweat!

However, I have a water bottle permanently attached to my upper and lower lip the whole time we are there.

I think that maybe a better title for that great honor would be "The Top 100 Hottest Cities in the US" or "The Top 100 Most Uncomfortable Summertime Cities".
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Old 06-27-2008, 12:54 AM
 
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Good say Gemkeeper, I'm always dehydrated out West, do miss the humidity once in a while.
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Old 06-27-2008, 04:16 AM
 
Location: Deane Hill, Knoxville, Tennessee
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How funny!

Fort Myers, FL is 10th!

Knoxville is 41st.

That sounds about right. I never feel as hot here as I did there.
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Old 06-27-2008, 07:22 AM
 
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What a stupid list. I have lived in San Antonio and here and Knoxville is sweatier than SA? Yearite.
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Old 06-27-2008, 08:59 AM
 
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What a stupid list. I have lived in San Antonio and here and Knoxville is sweatier than SA? Yearite.
What will they think of next? The Top 100 Hairiest Legs?
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Old 06-27-2008, 10:42 AM
 
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What a stupid list. I have lived in San Antonio and here and Knoxville is sweatier than SA? Yearite.
I agree!!!!
Unfortunatly, I sweat really bad, always have and I know for a fact that San Antonio is worse than Knoxville!!!!
It really cracks me up when people say that AZ is a dry heat....no such thing, at least not for me!!!!!
But the humidity is the killer in TX, and FL as well as most areas in the southern states. The lack of humidity in those other states doesn't seem to make it any less sweaty though...
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Old 06-27-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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I think what the article was actually talking about is "the hottest, temperature-wise, cities in the US.

I think that the copy editor missed the boat on this article and should have done some cutting and pasting!

The east coast of Texas and Mississippi are two of the most uncomfortable spots to be in come August.

Phoenix? Does anybody go there in August?
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