P3_9 Scooby and Shaggy: Metabolic Miracles

C. D.Y. Moore, H. W. Buttery, C. J. Middleton, R. H. Peck


In the cartoon `What's New Scooby-Doo?' the characters Shaggy and Scooby are seen to eat large volumes
of food without gaining any weight. Their effective temperatures in order to radiate away the excess energy
were calculated to be T_Sh ~ 97 ± 033 °C for Shaggy, and T_Sc ~ 140 ± 43 °C for Scooby. It was concluded
that under normal circumstances, the subjects would perish of extreme hyperthermia. It was also noted
that Shaggy could survive if he was able to sweat continuously at the maximum rate for a human.

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