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Old 10 September 2011, 02:28 PM
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Default Nitrogen in tyres in New Scientist's Feedback

The Feedback section of New Scientist (the jokey page at the end) has an item about garages charging extra to fill tyres with nitrogen rather than air. When talking about why you might want this, they refer to "an extensive and non-converging discussion on the urban legends website www.snopes.com" - in other words, this thread:

http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=19107

Apparently they thought the most convincing reply was Quidam's about water vapour...
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