Many of the methods followed by hypermilers are
basic common sense—drive the speed limit, avoid hills and stop-and-go
traffic, maintain proper tire pressure, don’t let your car idle, get
rid of excess cargo—but others practiced by some devotees may seem
• driving without shoes (to increase the foot’s sensitivity on the pedals)
• parking so that you don’t have to back up to exit the space
• “ridge-riding” or driving with your tires lined up with the white line at the edge of the road to avoid driving through water-filled ruts in the road when it’s raining
I actually find some of the other finalists more interesting.
– person who leads a frugal lifestyle, but stays fashionable and
healthy by swapping clothes, buying second-hand, growing own produce,
topless meeting – a meeting in which the participants are barred from using their laptops, Blackberries, cellphones, etc.
And my favorite:
CarrotMob, carrot mob – a flashmob type of gathering, in which people are invited via the Net to all support and reward a local small ethical business such as a shop or café by all patronizing it at the same time. Also as noun, carrotmobbing.