Now this is new…. According to Forbes, a plastic surgeon specialing in liposuction has a use for the fat he sucks out of overweight people – he runs his SUV on it! Here’s a quote from the story: “Beverly Hills doctor Craig Alan Bittner turned the fat he removed from patients into biodiesel that fueled his Ford SUV and his girlfriend’s Lincoln Navigator.”
A bit further down in the story we find out why it’s suddenly news…. Using fat to fuel cars might be environmentally friendly, but it’s definitely illegal in California to use human medical waste to power vehicles, and Bittner is being investigated by the state’s public health department.
Damn – I was just thinking that this was a good way to get rid of America’s obesity problem and solve our dependence on foreign oil at the same time! Oh well, maybe they’ll change the law….
(Note – I know there’s not enough fat to free us from foreign oil – it was a joke, get over it!)