sweatiest cities

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    Stinky! Top 10 Sweatiest U.S. Cities

    When it comes to sweat--that glistening, dripping, wipe it from your brow kind--some cities are stinkier...er, sweatier than others. And now we know which U.S. cities sweat the most.

    The top 10 sweatiest cities are:

    1. Phoenix, Arizona
    2. Houston, Texas
    3. Miami, Florida
    4. San Antonio, Texas
    5. Fort Myers, Florida
    6. West Palm Beach, Florida
    7. Tampa, Florida
    8. Waco, Texas
    9. Austin, Texas
    10. New Orleans, Louisiana

    You're probably wondering who would ever measure such a thing. You know it's not the Chamber of Commerce. It was Old Spice. Researchers at Procter & Gamble, which makes Old Spice deodorant and cologne, were given the not-so-enviable task of measuring the typical perspiration level of the typical resident on a typical summer day in dozens of major U.S. cities. (And you think your job stinks!)

    Fortunately, the researchers were able to do this work in the cool, air-conditioned comfort of their offices with nothing but the heat of their calculators to steam up their glasses. To come up with the sweat index, they determined the city ranking based on the average U.S. male/female height and weight, the average high temperature, and the relative humidity level in each of the surveyed cities during June, July, and August. The sweat level was analyzed based on the assumption that the typical individual was walking for one hour each day.

    And when all the numbers were crunched and calculated, Phoenix was anointed the No. 1 perspiration producer in the United States of America. Now that you know, plan your vacation accordingly.

    More sweaty cities:

    11. Dallas, Texas
    12. Las Vegas, Nevada
    13. Orlando, Florida
    14. Shreveport, Louisiana
    15. Savannah, Georgia
    16. Tulsa, Oklahoma
    17. Memphis, Tennessee
    18. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    19. Charleston, West Virginia
    20. Mobile, Alabama
    21. Jacksonville, Florida
    22. Jackson, Mississippi
    23. Honolulu, Hawaii
    24. Tucson, Arizona
    25. Little Rock, Arkansas

    The five least sweatiest cities are:

    San Diego, California
    Portland, Maine
    Spokane, Washington
    Seattle, Washington
    San Francisco, California
  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   Huq
    How many millions did they waste on this survey?
  4. by   angelac1978
    I'm really surprised that Atlanta, GA isn't on any of those lists! We lived there for a year and man! from June to early September we would roast! Also gotta add Wichita, KS to that list, talk about heat!

  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I think I would not have needed a STUDY (funded by whom?) to tell me all this. Just a lil lesson in geography tells ANYONE where they will SWEAT MOST IN THE USA IN SUMMERTIME. sheesh...

    and I have lived in several of those places. That, I suppose, helps huh? rofl.....
  6. by   petiteflower
    I gotta agree with anywhere in Kansas---we've had a few days lately that were so humid that you can't breathe!!!!!!!!!
  7. by   CashewLPN
    obviously, they werent in a NYC subway car, that is stopped, and the AC is broken....
  8. by   H ynnoD
    105 here today in Fresno,Calif.108 tomorrow,but we don't have the humidity.
  9. by   CATHYW
    I KNEW there was a reason we were going to San Francisco on vacation! LOL!
  10. by   Cynthiann
    The humidity does make a huge difference on how much you sweat. I live in OK now where the July/August temperatures go above the 100F mark. I also grew up in FL and comparing 90F in FL, I still sweated much more than 110F here in OK.

    What surprised me is that I always thought Arizona was a dry state, but it got the #1 ranking.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Where in OK are you???? I lived in SW OK for 9 years.....

    and yes, ma'am I did indeed SWEAT there.
  12. by   Cynthiann
    I'm in Midwest City. The humidity is much worse in FL than OK. In FL you step outside for 1 minutes and your clothes are soaking in sweat. I've never experienced that in OK.
  13. by   Tweety
    I agree about Florida. We sweat just crawling out of bed.

    But I though people in Arizona were so proud of their dry heat, that they don't sweat? What's up with them being #1???????
  14. by   passing thru
    All southern women know that :
    horses SWEAT;

    LADIES perspire.

    Better yet, they get a "few drops of moisture on my forehead."

    There ain't no ladies sweatin in any of those Texas Cities.
    You'll never hear one say they've been sweatin !