Monday, July 16th, 2012
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Sitting On Your Ass Makes Your Ass Bigger: Science

"Every extra hour of television that a toddler watches weekly takes a toll on their waist size and athletic ability by the time they turn ten, claim scientists. Waistlines of ten-year-olds who had watched 18 hours a week at the age of four were 7.6mm bigger than those of children who had watched the average amount of 14.8 hours, the study found. The distance children could jump was also reduced by a third of a centimetre for each extra hour of TV they had watched per week at the age of two."

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keisertroll (#1,117)

Meet Gutty's life partner: Assy.

Well what's the alternative, smartypants? The Big Bang Theory won't watch itself.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

I'm imagining one of these kids grows up to be a cop, and he's engaging a suspect in a daring rooftop chase. Suddenly, as he's leaping over an alley, he realizes he's fallen short by 1/3 of a centimeter — his pudgy fingers claw at the ledge, but it's no use. "Those extra episodes of SpongeBob Squarepants were totally worth it," he thinks, as he plummets to his doom.

Fortunately, the criminal is later caught when it turns out he is several millimeters too thick for the ventilation shaft he is trying to crawl into.

IS THIS THE FUTURE YOU WANT FOR YOUR CHILDREN??

stuffisthings (#1,352)

@stuffisthings "U.S. Comes in Last in Long Jump at 2049 Summer Olympics; Triumphant China Demands Immediate Repayment of All Treasury Bonds."

stuffisthings (#1,352)

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LondonLee (#922)

Oh rubbish, whenever my son watches 'Kung Fu Panda' he runs around like a crazy person, jumping up and down, kicking his sister.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

@LondonLee Maybe she is just slightly too fat to leap out of the way?

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