Clicking a Mouse Button Burns 1.4 Calories

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Researchers in Japan have estimated that clicking a mouse button burns 1.4 calories, reports TechCrunch.

‘Convert Anything To Calories’, published by PHP Science World Shinsho, has narrowed down a mouse click to 1.4 calories. This is based on an index finger at a volume of 10.8 cubic centimeters, with a weight of 11.7 grams, taking 195 micromoles of ATP (Adenosine Triphosphase) to move the index finger muscles per click.

The average calorie intake of a male is 2000kcal and female is 1700kcal, or 2,000,000 calories and 1,700,000 calories respectively.

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busman001 - March 11, 2013 at 5:15pm
we eat average 2000kcal perd day. This burns 1,4cal = 0,0014kcal.
Crazy Calories - March 11, 2013 at 4:07pm
I run 3 miles everyday on different tread mills and they all estimate I burn about 350 calories each run. Now, all I have to do is click 350 times each day ;-)
Jorge - March 11, 2013 at 3:41pm
1.4 calories based on a 2 million calorie diet or 2000kcal diet. This seems very misleading. Whats up with the 2,000,000 calories? It basically burns .0014 calories based on a 2000 calorie diet that we're all used to, right?
Frank - March 11, 2013 at 6:01pm
Yes, basically the "calories" we are used to is really "Calories" with a capital C. Calorie with a capital C is another way of saying kcal or kilocalorie. Hence, 2,000 kcal = 2,000 Calories = 2,000,000 calories.
t11chb - March 11, 2013 at 3:39pm
Never heard as much shit in my life, LOL
me - March 11, 2013 at 7:54pm
Yeah, friggin' weight watchers and their calorie obsession.
princefist84 - March 11, 2013 at 7:55pm
Actually, it's "Calorie obsession"...
me - March 11, 2013 at 7:56pm
See what I mean ?...
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