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August 7, 2008      Share

The Top 7 Ways School
Buses Could Save Fuel

7> Today’s Lesson: Siphoning gas from a car parked in the faculty
lot.

6> Replace engines with hamsters under the hood.

5> Stops now called “Slow Downs” since kids hop on and off
without stopping.

4> Convert the buses to run on Jolt and Starbucks.

3> Hitch the football team to the front of the bus.

2> Fuel buses with methane after the school serves burritos.

and the Number 1 Way School Buses Could Save Fuel…
1> Limit each child to one carry-on and charge parents for every
kid over 50 pounds.

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Credits:

Selected from 37 submissions from 13 contributors.
This week’s list authors are:

Doug Frank, Crosby, TX — 1, 5, Banner tag (3rd #1)
Vic Vitek, Hopewell Junction, NY — 2
Dave Oberhart, Durham, NC — 2, 4
Eleanor Salerno, White Plains, NY — 2
Michele Lord, Lincoln, NE — 3
Carly Simmons, Narragansett, RI — 6
Jay Shuck, Minneapolis, MN — 7
Judith Cottrill, Bronx, NY — 7
Barb McMullen, Ann Arbor, MI — Class Clown

RUNNERS UP list — Back of the bus

Bicycle pedals under every seat for every passenger.
     (Guy Reeves, Houston, TX)
     (Alex Calkins, Richmond, IN)

Make sure all bus routes go the opposite of your grandparents,
which were uphill, both ways.
     (Vic Vitek, Hopewell Junction, NY)

Remove the floor under the students and require them to power the
bus and make it stop like the Flintstones.
     (Michele Lord, Lincoln, NE)

Runners Up list name
     (Alex Calkins, Richmond, IN)

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