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(The Atlantic)   Why do Americans have such large refrigerators?   ( theatlantic.com) divider line
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2013-10-06 01:17:47 PM  
6 votes:
Because they're America's last ditch atomic blast shelters!

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/The REAL question should be:  Why do Americans have such large asses?
2013-10-06 10:07:28 AM  
6 votes:
Beer storage.  Geez what a stupid question.
2013-10-06 04:04:18 PM  
5 votes:

kg2095: Marcus Aurelius: Why is everyone else's so puny?

Koreans also have huge fridges. Often more than one. I know some Koreans who have 4 fridges in a house of three people.

Damn. That's a lot of dog.
2013-10-06 03:41:57 PM  
4 votes:
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Because if refrigerators weren't so big, this guy might have been nicknamed "The Dishwasher". And that's just wrong.
2013-10-06 03:11:24 PM  
4 votes:
I blame the '85 Bears
2013-10-06 03:34:11 PM  
3 votes:
Why do Americans have such large refrigerators?
Dead hooker storage.
2013-10-06 12:35:07 PM  
3 votes:
Is this one of those bullshiat HR questions?

/because the manholes are round
2013-10-06 04:34:30 PM  
2 votes:
I don't know what this article is referring to. I can barely squeeze a ham sandwich there among all the body parts.
2013-10-06 03:30:07 PM  
2 votes:
The fact that we put perishable food in the refrigerator suggests that we still remember the refrigeration's most basic advantage: to prevent food from spoiling before we consume it.

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2013-10-06 08:40:50 PM  
1 vote:

YoOjo: Delay:

Although your post is long, I read it.

My posts are always long, longerer words are betterer, and longerer posts are the bestest.

2013-10-06 08:18:48 PM  
1 vote:
You want fridges to be more efficient? Fine, up the QC and put in more efficient refrigerants!

/Commercial refrigerators are ammonia based.
//Look, we have CFLs, it's not like we're not willingly bringing dangerous chemicals into our home.
2013-10-06 06:21:19 PM  
1 vote:
Why is the size of my refrigerator anyone else's concern? It was manufactured legally, purchased legally, and sits in my kitchen legally. It runs off legally produced and delivered electric power, and all of its contents were acquired legally. F*ck you if you don't like the size of it.
2013-10-06 05:30:34 PM  
1 vote:
This article brought to you by a man without three teenaged sons.
2013-10-06 05:13:41 PM  
1 vote:
Also, I need a place to store my meatcakes.
2013-10-06 05:01:54 PM  
1 vote:
Every low-flow toilet I have challenged has failed
2013-10-06 04:43:31 PM  
1 vote:
Because we deserve it.
2013-10-06 04:12:09 PM  
1 vote:

jsmilky: Tillmaster:

Rik01 was asking about voltage in Europe. It's 220 - 240V. The UK is slightly higher than mainland Europe. This is the normal supply voltage in the US, but it's split down when it comes into your house, into two 110-volt phases. Some appliances, like your range and clothes drier, use 220V directly. I've no idea why the US chose to drop the voltage for other appliances, but it makes for some really lousy electric kettles. Probably perceived as safer. Damn you, Edison!

probably because it means less current and so they are safer for the average dumb American.  electrocuting our fat asses
is frowned upon apparently

Unless the cops do it. Then it's okay.
2013-10-06 03:51:26 PM  
1 vote:
To hold the food.
2013-10-06 03:51:13 PM  
1 vote:
Now now, no need to be envious of our large refrigerators. Someday, you can afford one too.
2013-10-06 03:45:35 PM  
1 vote:

Arkanaut: Because Obama is trying to give away as much as he can to the poors.

Aha, so that explains it.

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2013-10-06 03:30:17 PM  
1 vote:
I have only one really large fridge in my house. The ones in the garage are normal sized. You're welcome, Earth.
2013-10-06 02:30:52 PM  
1 vote:

DrPainMD: Americans don't want to go shopping (or eat out) every day.

/two person household.
//two fridges.
///total of ~34 cu. ft.
////both packed full.

Same here..  both full size though.. Shops at Costco.

/uses a food saver vac... bought at Costco
2013-10-06 01:19:52 PM  
1 vote:
Because we can, duh.
2013-10-06 11:41:57 AM  
1 vote:
Because I NEED 12lbs of mayo! OK?!
2013-10-06 10:42:59 AM  
1 vote:
They go along with our shopping habits.

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2013-10-06 10:25:20 AM  
1 vote:
Where else would you put all that food?

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