Recently, in the news there has been a lot of discussion related to the setting of higher CAFE standards. For those that don't know, this has to do with the minimum requirement of gas efficiency new cars need to have. In line with these stories I provide a little anecdote I found in my current reading.
Currently I'm reading Tom Friedman's new book "Hot, Flat, and Crowded".And so that my references are correct, Friedman didn't write this, but rather found it somewhere in the vast and wide Inter-web and used it as a way to introduce one of his chapters.
"A recent study found the average American golfer walks about 900 miles a year. Another study found American golfers drink, on average, 22 gallons of alcohol a year. That means, on average, American golfers get about 41 miles to the gallon. Kind of makes you proud."