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A reader writes:

Your reader’s observation about shrinking grocery sizes is spot-on.  In fact, there’s a whole meme over at Consumerist that identifies products that have been zapped with the incredible shrinking laser.  They’ve a whole wealth of items that have succumbed in recent years.

Go here to track the reader-generated "grocery shrink ray" series.  Diaper details here. Another example:

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Details here (the small print shows a drop from 9 ounces to 8.5). Another:

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According to this post, "Both cans contain 100 tabs but the total weight has dropped from 72 ounces to 70.9 ounces." Head to Consumerist for dozens more examples.

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