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Old May 23 2013, 10:59 PM   #45
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Re: MYTHBUSTERS 10th Anniversary Season

^Of course, I should've realized. Most organic compounds are primarily CHON, and fat is burned, so it gets turned mostly into water and carbon dioxide. So the lost mass is mostly breathed, sweated, and urinated away. Thus, I suppose that as long as they took a quick bathroom break before weighing themselves, then the weight loss results would be pretty accurate, aside from the question of how much sweat saturated their clothes.
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