Friday, October 29th, 2010

Britain Bulks Up

Congratulations to Britain, which has stuffed itself to brim to become the tubbiest country in Europe and the fourth fattest worldwide. It trails only Australia, where childhood obesity is such a problem that schoolchildren are too fat to fit in their chairs, the United States (look around you) and the United Arab Emirates. So a very solid effort, but still some room for improvement. Maybe they should focus more on their drinking; plenty of empty calories there.


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kneetoe (#1,881)

Pretty soon they'll need longer knives/sharper glass (hey, maybe this is evolution?).

Tam Fry, of the National Obesity Forum, said: "What we desperately need now is a properly worked out plan which will start to reduce this enormous problem that we have got. The cost is going to be so huge if the figures are not reduced."

Hayden Smith is either Alex Balk, or an Awl commenter.

These are whopping challenges that require gigantic efforts.

BadUncle (#153)

It's a whale of a problem.

BadUncle (#153)

But the only delicious – and do mean delicious – food on that island is its junk food. Those people rule an empire of cheap, fatty, sugary snacks. How can they be expected to waddle away from pubs serving meat-flavored potato chips along with the gallon or so of lager Johnny Brit puts away every afternoon?

Spirochete (#1,123)

It's not really the drinking as such that's a problem; it's the donor kebabs on the way home from the pub.

Plus, all the youf rush out and buy fried chicken and chips the instant class lets out. Every day!

davidwatts (#72)

it also the biggest online economy in the world, supposedly. Direction of causation?

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