- The Washington Times - Monday, June 20, 2005


D.C. residents sweltering through the summer heat can be thankful they don’t live in Phoenix, which last week was named America’s sweatiest city by the makers of Old Spice deodorant.

The Arizona capital was No. 1 in the fourth annual Old Spice “Sweatiest Summer City Ranking.” Washington ranked No. 40 on the list.

According to Old Spice, the average Phoenix resident produces 0.76 liters of perspiration during a typical summer day.

The rankings, the company says, are “based on the average U.S. male/female height/weight, and the average high temperature for 2004 in each of the cities during June, July and August.”

“The sweat level was analyzed based on the assumption that the individual was walking one hour.”

Rounding out the top 10 sweatiest cities were: Las Vegas; Tucson, Ariz.; Miami; Corpus Christi, Texas; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Houston; and Tampa, Orlando and Fort Myers, all in Fla.

The least sweaty U.S. cities, according to Old Spice, are Green Bay, Wis. (No. 98), Colorado Springs (No. 99) and San Francisco (No. 100).

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