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So you all know by now that San Antonio leapt over San Diego this week on the list of the United States’ most populous cities.

Fine.

Maybe San Diego is No. 8. But at least we don’t have B.O.

Nope. We smell like salt-air and flowers.

San Antonio, on the other hand, smells like a Paris metro ride in mid-August. Or so we assume.

The basis for our judgment: San Antonio landed at No. 6 on Proctor & Gamble’s list of America’s 100 Sweatiest Cities.

And San Diego? No. 94, thank you very much.

Phoenix topped the list. Las Vegas, Tucson and Dallas followed.

According to an informative and mildly disgusting news release, the average Phoenix resident produced 26 ounces of sweat per hour during a typical summer day in 2005.

“In less than three hours,” the release boasts, “residents of Phoenix collectively produce enough sweat to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool!”

But wait. What are Proctor & Gamble researchers doing ranking sweat production?

Just take a look at their suggestions to combat heat.

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Wear lightweight clothing.
  • Replace salt and minerals with sports drinks.
  • Reduce sweat output, and stay odor free. Use Old Spice Red Zone – made by Proctor & Gamble – daily.

Ah ha!

ROB DAVIS

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