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(MSNBC)   A new study published by the Just How Fat Is Your Mom, Anyway Institute has concluded that the world population is 17 million tons overweight   (vitals.msnbc.msn.com) divider line 50
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2012-06-18 09:22:39 AM
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/oblig
 
2012-06-18 09:28:50 AM
Despite only making up five per cent of the world's population, the United States accounts for almost a third of the world's weight due to obesity, the researchers found.

USA! USA! USA!
 
2012-06-18 09:36:41 AM
Well there's your cause of global warming. Everyone's so fat, they're throwing off the Earth's gravitational field!
 
2012-06-18 10:48:47 AM

Codenamechaz: Well there's your cause of global warming. Everyone's so fat, they're throwing off the Earth's gravitational field!


I'm glad I wasn't the only person who first thought about how that may affect Earth's gravity. Unfortunately, 17 million tons is about 0.000000000004% of the Earth's mass.
 
2012-06-18 12:12:15 PM

Codenamechaz: Well there's your cause of global warming.


Just the opposite. Fat is a festive form of carbon sequestration.
 
2012-06-18 12:15:03 PM
"She fell down, it was a 6.7 on the Richter scale, she blocked out the sun, created her own zip code, broke her leg and gravy came out. "
/or something like that.
 
2012-06-18 12:15:14 PM

Sybarite: Despite only making up five per cent of the world's population, the United States accounts for almost a third of the world's weight due to obesity, the researchers found.

USA! USA! / USA! USA! USA!


FTFY
 
2012-06-18 12:15:19 PM
So only 4.85 extra pounds per person? Apparently I'm keeping 4 other people skinny...
 
2012-06-18 12:15:24 PM
Conservation of Energy. The weight/energy was always here but now its just on our fat ass bodies.
 
2012-06-18 12:18:09 PM
The BMI is a horribly, horribly flawed measurement system. Several Crossfitters would be obese by this "metric."
 
2012-06-18 12:18:49 PM
Commence Yo' Momma So Fat thread...
 
2012-06-18 12:21:09 PM

universebetween: Conservation of Energy. The weight/energy was always here but now its just on our fat ass bodies.


But what if we all took off running eastbound at the same time?
 
2012-06-18 12:22:55 PM
I blame famished areas in Africa for bringing down this average.
 
2012-06-18 12:24:33 PM

Do the needful: universebetween: Conservation of Energy. The weight/energy was always here but now its just on our fat ass bodies.

But what if we all took off running eastbound at the same time?

I think there may be a fatal flaw in this experiment/theory.

 
2012-06-18 12:25:40 PM
Uh...FTA: ""We often point the finger at poor women in Africa having too many babies. "

WTF?

I have never heard that excuse for why I'm fat.
 
2012-06-18 12:26:09 PM
Yo momma's so fat that she jumped up in the air and got stuck!!!
 
2012-06-18 12:27:23 PM
j.wigflip.com
/you all can just go to hell.
 
2012-06-18 12:27:40 PM

star_topology: The BMI is a horribly, horribly flawed measurement system. Several Crossfitters would be obese by this "metric."


maybe so but just looking around and it's clear to see that obesity is an epidemic, at least here in central TX, but willing to wager throughout a majority of our country.
 
2012-06-18 12:28:40 PM
I can only account for two of those tons... but it's good to know i have back up.
 
2012-06-18 12:30:47 PM

IrieTom: Yo momma's so fat that she jumped up in the air and got stuck!!!


Yo momma's so fat, her shadow weighs 30 lbs.
 
2012-06-18 12:32:40 PM

Do the needful: universebetween: Conservation of Energy. The weight/energy was always here but now its just on our fat ass bodies.

But what if we all took off running eastbound at the same time?


No. However, if the Earth stopped spinning suddenly we would all travel at 1100 mph at a tangent to earth surface and die.
 
2012-06-18 12:36:01 PM
As a skinny guy, I've gotta say; you fat people are awful.

If you've got to lift anything to wash under it, you're too fat. Go away.

/Unless they're boobies. Then you can stay.
 
2012-06-18 12:37:47 PM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: star_topology: The BMI is a horribly, horribly flawed measurement system. Several Crossfitters would be obese by this "metric."

maybe so but just looking around and it's clear to see that obesity is an epidemic, at least here in central TX, but willing to wager throughout a majority of our country.


" Let me tell you something Mr TrainingWheelsNeeded ...I am NOT overweight, sir. I mean, sure I may have a little extra girth in my center of mass, but in all actually, it is my narrow urethra that makes me look "larger"...thankyouverymuch."

www.soshichan.org
 
2012-06-18 12:40:25 PM

TrainingWheelsNeeded: star_topology: The BMI is a horribly, horribly flawed measurement system. Several Crossfitters would be obese by this "metric."

maybe so but just looking around and it's clear to see that obesity is an epidemic, at least here in central TX, but willing to wager throughout a majority of our country.


Agreed. Even if you took out all the "obese" fit people, we'd still have an outrageous number.
 
2012-06-18 12:41:28 PM
Taken together, that excess blubber could fill the Grand Canyon two-fifths of the way up. That may not sound impressive, but keep in mind it is a very big canyon.
 
2012-06-18 12:45:32 PM
I got this, y'all:

Yo Mama so fat when she went to the movies she sat next to everyone.

Yo mama so fat when her beeper goes off, people thought she was backing up.

Yo Mama so fat her BMI is measured in acres.

Yo mama so fat when she looked at the scale it said to be continued...

Yo mama is so fat that the only thing that is stoping her from gong on vacation is the front door.

Yo mama so fat you gotta grease the doorway down and hold a twinkie on the other side just to get her through.

Yo mama so fat that the only letters in the alphabet she knows is KFC.

Yo momma so fat when she takes a shower, her feet don't get wet.

Yo mama so fat when she sat on a rainbow skittles popped-out.
 
2012-06-18 12:49:02 PM
Yup, keep on sucking up that poison they call 0 calorie sweetner.

Can't wait to go BIG SUGAR hunting when the population finds out what BigSug has been doing to them with complete knowledge and malace. BigSug has been poisoning you with that sweetchit for decades. They know and they lie.

'You got to saddle up your boys
You got to draw a hard line"
 
2012-06-18 12:52:31 PM
I didn't RTFA. Did the people who calculated this offset the fat people with the near-death skinny people?
And if so, can't we agree that it's both beneficial AND funny to give suburban white girls body image issues and their subsequent eating disorders?
 
2012-06-18 12:55:56 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: I got this, y'all:

Yo Mama so fat when she went to the movies she sat next to everyone.

Yo mama so fat when her beeper goes off, people thought she was backing up.

Yo Mama so fat her BMI is measured in acres.

Yo mama so fat when she looked at the scale it said to be continued...

Yo mama is so fat that the only thing that is stoping her from gong on vacation is the front door.

Yo mama so fat you gotta grease the doorway down and hold a twinkie on the other side just to get her through.

Yo mama so fat that the only letters in the alphabet she knows is KFC.

Yo momma so fat when she takes a shower, her feet don't get wet.

Yo mama so fat when she sat on a rainbow skittles popped-out.


Yo mama so fat when she takes a shower she has to do it rotisserie style.
 
2012-06-18 12:59:19 PM

LeroyBourne: Sin_City_Superhero: I got this, y'all:

Yo Mama so fat when she went to the movies she sat next to everyone.

Yo mama so fat when her beeper goes off, people thought she was backing up.

Yo Mama so fat her BMI is measured in acres.

Yo mama so fat when she looked at the scale it said to be continued...

Yo mama is so fat that the only thing that is stoping her from gong on vacation is the front door.

Yo mama so fat you gotta grease the doorway down and hold a twinkie on the other side just to get her through.

Yo mama so fat that the only letters in the alphabet she knows is KFC.

Yo momma so fat when she takes a shower, her feet don't get wet.

Yo mama so fat when she sat on a rainbow skittles popped-out.

Yo mama so fat when she takes a shower she has to do it rotisserie style.


Yo mama so fat when she puts her cell phone in her pocket it starts roaming.
 
2012-06-18 01:00:16 PM
fark Africa for throwing off the bell curve.
 
2012-06-18 01:11:20 PM

star_topology: The BMI is a horribly, horribly flawed measurement system. Several Crossfitters would be obese by this "metric."


While I agree that it's a flawed metric, this problem is greatly overstated. Essentially every time I've heard someone complain about BMI and how it would have some very fit people be labeled as "obese" the conversation usually goes like this:

"BMI is a flawed metric! It would show a super-fit guy as obese!"

"...are you super fit?"

"...no"

BMI is a useful metric for 95% of the population.
 
2012-06-18 01:23:26 PM
Make a fat tax. For every fatty mc fat fat out there make their fat ass pay a fat fee
then use the money for fat enforcers that force the fatties to not fat up the planet
 
2012-06-18 01:26:38 PM
Also... this is why we can't have nice things.
p.twimg.com
 
2012-06-18 01:45:33 PM

star_topology: Also... this is why we can't have nice things.
[p.twimg.com image 462x360]


So would "processed foods and sweets" include ready-to-eat bags of salad and cotton candy?
 
2012-06-18 02:00:45 PM

IrieTom: Yo momma's so fat that she jumped up in the air and got stuck!!!


'the air'? 'THE AIR'??

Get it right sheesh!

"Yo momma's so fat, she JUMPED FOR JOY and got stuck."

/farkin' humour, how does it work?
 
2012-06-18 02:02:40 PM
Yo momma so fat, she fell in love..... and BROKE IT!
 
2012-06-18 02:04:30 PM

ObscureNameHere: IrieTom: Yo momma's so fat that she jumped up in the air and got stuck!!!

'the air'? 'THE AIR'??

Get it right sheesh!

"Yo momma's so fat, she JUMPED FOR JOY and got stuck."

/farkin' humour, how does it work?



I've heard it both ways.
 
2012-06-18 02:07:57 PM

star_topology: Also... this is why we can't have nice things.
[p.twimg.com image 462x360]


where did you get this graph?
 
2012-06-18 02:14:43 PM

exick: Codenamechaz: Well there's your cause of global warming. Everyone's so fat, they're throwing off the Earth's gravitational field!

I'm glad I wasn't the only person who first thought about how that may affect Earth's gravity. Unfortunately, 17 million tons is about 0.000000000004% of the Earth's mass.


Lest you forget: people got fat consuming things found on this planet. Fatter people =/= heavier planet.
 
2012-06-18 02:53:00 PM

schattenteufel: As a skinny guy, I've gotta say; you fat people are awful.

If you've got to lift anything to wash under it, you're too fat. Go away.

/Unless they're boobies. Then you can stay.


What about behinds? Those are full of fat, a tad droopy, and men seem to like those big, too.

/jk
//the shin splints from running are worth it not to have to suffer from "banana rolls"
 
2012-06-18 02:57:56 PM

star_topology: The BMI is a horribly, horribly flawed measurement system. Several Crossfitters would be obese by this "metric."


For individuals that is true, but the BMI was developed as a statistical tool to characterize large populations (kind of like in TFA).
 
2012-06-18 04:01:20 PM
Obesity is threatening the world's future food security, according to a study published Monday that calculated the weight of the global population at 316 million tons.

I see a solution...

Tastes like chicken.
 
2012-06-18 04:09:27 PM
So with that 17 million tons we can render the fat into a usable oil. Or soap.
 
2012-06-18 04:24:58 PM
Okay, some quick math:

17,000,000 tons x 2000lbs/ton = 34,000,000,000 lbs of fat x 3,500 calories /lb of fat = 119,000,000,000,000 calories
There are 1,461,226,521 calories in a barrel of oil

Sooooo, 119,000,000,000,000 calories / 1,461,226,521 calories per barrel = 81,438 barrels of oil

Or, 81,438 barrels/21,000,000 barrels used by the US each day = 0.038 of a day's usage (1440 minutes/day)

= 54 minutes of the US oil use
 
2012-06-18 06:39:35 PM
We should starve all fat people to death!!!! That would show them!! I'll never understand why there are so many asshats that biatch and moan about fat people.... I'm guessing a little hypocrisy mixed with self-loathing?
 
2012-06-18 07:26:24 PM

Howlin Mad Murphy: We should starve all fat people to death!!!! That would show them!! I'll never understand why there are so many asshats that biatch and moan about fat people.... I'm guessing a little hypocrisy mixed with self-loathing?


go eat a snickers, yer Diva is loose
 
2012-06-18 07:45:17 PM

snocone: Howlin Mad Murphy: We should starve all fat people to death!!!! That would show them!! I'll never understand why there are so many asshats that biatch and moan about fat people.... I'm guessing a little hypocrisy mixed with self-loathing?

go eat a snickers, yer Diva is loose


*YAWN*
 
2012-06-18 07:53:34 PM

snocone: Yup, keep on sucking up that poison they call 0 calorie sweetner.

Can't wait to go BIG SUGAR hunting when the population finds out what BigSug has been doing to them with complete knowledge and malace. BigSug has been poisoning you with that sweetchit for decades. They know and they lie.

'You got to saddle up your boys
You got to draw a hard line"


Although I have no knowledge of what you speak nor would I believe it without any scientific data behind it, I do appreciate your taste in music. One of my favorite songs.
 
2012-06-19 06:52:31 AM

Sybarite: Despite only making up five per cent of the world's population, the United States accounts for almost a third of the world's weight due to obesity, the researchers found.


Funny, those same numbers also equal how much of the world's resources we consume, as well.
 
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