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Friday, 27th June 2008

Lists & Rankings: Valley of the Sun and Big Apple Heat Up Seventh Annual Old Space Sweatiest City Rankings

Valley of the Sun and Big Apple Heat Up Seventh Annual Old Space Sweatiest City Rankings (PDF; 65 KB)

In celebration of the beginning of summer, Old Spice, the No.1 selling anti-perspirant/deodorant stick and body wash brand with guys, today announced its Seventh Annual Top-100 Sweatiest Cities List – just in time for the season’s hot weather. In addition, this year Old Spice is introducing its list of Biggest Sweat Producers, taking into consideration the total sweat produced by entire city populations.

Famed desert city Phoenix burned up the charts again to take the No. 1 spot as America’s Sweatiest City in this annual ranking of the nation’s heaviest sweaters (based on amount of sweat produced per person). To earn top spot as Sweatiest City, Phoenix’s average temperature was 95.1 degrees in June, July and August 2007, resulting in the average Phoenix resident producing 26.4 ounces of sweat per hour (more than 2 cans of soda). With scorching temperatures often in the triple digits, the Valley of the Sun also took this top honor in 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2003.

“People might be surprised that a city known for its ‘dry heat’ tops the Sweatiest Cities list,” said Dr. Paul Ruscher, associate professor and associate chair of meteorology at Florida State University. “However, sweat tends to evaporate from the skin much more quickly in places like Phoenix and people just don’t feel it as much as say in New Orleans or Miami where high humidity leads to that dreaded sticky, ‘muggy’ feeling. Regardless of where a city falls on this list, there’s one thing we can all agree on – hot weather means sweating.”

Source: Old Spice


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