var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/health/We_knew_it_Heated_seats_boil_your_boys'; Heated seats can be just what the doctor ordered in the middle of winter, but if you're trying to pass on your car-loving gene pool, you may be better off freezing. Scientists studying male fertility have discovered that the proliferation of heated seats raises the temperature of your junk by a full degree Fahrenheit verses sitting in the car without artificially warmed seats. That's enough to cut your chances of
This takes some loose logic, but the U.S. Department of Energy and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory are reporting that the use of new ventilated seats like those available as an option in the Cadillac STS will likely contribute to a 7.5% reduction in using a vehicle's air conditioner, thus improving a vehicle's fuel economy. Spread across the nation that would amount to 522 million gallons of fuel saved. The NREL used ComfortCool seats by W.E.T. Automotive Systems in its tests.
The Department of Energy says that having a hot booty isn't necessarily a good thing. In fact, it argues that ventilated seats (like those of the Cadillac STS that pull away warm air and moisture), could save as many as 522 million gallons of gas if all cars on the road were equipped with the technology. How so? The DOE reasons that if drivers' rumps and backsides are kept comfortable, fewer people would find it necessary to turn on the air-conditioning... thus saving money and the environm
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