American Idle: Running in Place

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This week, we join the audience for the nation’s favorite show, American Idle! After meeting the judges, we talk to the newest contestant aiming to become the next American Idle: Revathi. Revathi is notorious for leaving her car engine running even when she is parked! The judges are flabbergasted!

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Our curious judge panel decides to find the root of this unscrupulous behavior! Impala Abdul asks Revathi about the temperature of where she lives. Does she need the heater or the air conditioner on? “No, the weather is perfect, I even have the window open!” You can hear the crowd boo at this – doesn’t our contestant know that she doesn’t need the car engine on all the time?

After further grilling by the other judges, (Hydraulic Jackson, Siphon Cowell) Revathi realizes her mistake and turns off her engine. The crowd goes WILD! You may be wondering: “Why does the Green Ninja want me to know this?” It is important that all car owners know this because it saves them money, but more importantly, it saves the air. When car engines run, they burn gasoline to create power. One of the byproducts of burning gasoline this way is carbon-based gasses (such as Carbon-Monoxide and Carbon-Dioxide), which damage the atmosphere. All in all, a rollicking lesson for kids with “idling” parents!