Shelved by: Jameson38sp on 2012-08-04
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To be fair, much more Americans look like the guy on the right than the left.
To be fair, I've seen more fat people from other countries than I have from America.
I'm calling bullshit on that one.
me too sir
Hello? Yes, this is Bullshit
Link just goes to funnyjunk.com
It doesn't for me :-\
It seems to work in I.E. Must be a firefox problem.
I watch foreign tv, there are plenty of fat people to go around.
I'm seconding the bullshit call, we got some fat bastards in this country
That's actually not true. America has a bell curve when it comes to its average weight. There's roughly an equal number of extremely fit and extremely fat people in the US.
That sounds about right. But we DO have a grossly disproportionate number of overweight people. I would chalk it up to over affluence.
Relative to other nations in Europe, for the most part, America's average for obesity is quite high, but, at the same time, the standards for obesity are quite skewed. I'm legally obese, but, by all standards of modern medicine, I'm incredibly healthy and incredibly athletic. I had a weight lifting coach who was legally obese simply because the added weight from his muscle didn't fit the standards of his physical exam. Obesity standards and health standards are different for every country. And Brazil even has a higher obesity rate than America.
On one hand, it's true that the medical standards are very skewed, on the other hand, ONLY in America (and I challenge anyone to dispute this claim) do you COMMONLY see people who look like this. I am the first to jump to the defense of "fat" people getting hated on, but America as a whole truly does have obesity issues. Only here do you see shows like "The Biggest Loser", and it's because so many people can identify with it, and fantasize about that kind of success.
It's funny because on "embarrassing bodies" when they show them their 'ghost of christmas future' fatfuck, the disgusting puddle of lard that once upon a time ago consumed a human host and used its remains to build a fortress of blubber they always go to america.
One thats terminally fat.
It's a good job they all die before they have that last bucket of kfc, because the last one is when they inevitably collapse in on themselves and create a singularity.
(it's not that i think a black hole in that part of north america that's below canada would be a bad thing, far from it, i just dont wanna test the limits of our understanding of physics.)
You see those bodies in the UK and Canada too actually. I see them regularly at my job (fast food ftw)
You're talking about BMI.
BMI is rubbish as it does not take in muscle or bone density. Thus, I like to separate the two.
From my experiences in Europe, USA and Canada, the USA have the biggest (fattest, not heaviest) weight issue. I'd then follow that with that the USA have the biggest difference in regards to weight. I've never seen someone that wasn't an extreme there; you're either super skinny or overweight. Excluding the athletes, who fall into the physically fit category and I won't include as I'm not sure what to do with them lol.
But yes, US are either very skinny, very fat, or fit. UK, and other countries, however, usually have a spread of all weight categories.
Um, this is simply not true. It's very apparent that you've never actually been to the US.
I've never seen someone that wasn't an extreme there; you're either super skinny or overweight
You are saying that people you've seen are either extremely skinny, or extremely fat, but nothing in between? From what source? Googling USA extremely skinny/extremely fat?
I'm not sure why you feel the need to spew garbage about the US, but could you at least make sure it's true first? And please actually make observations before you report your observations.
Sorry Nixie, I generally agree with you, but this is not the case. We do have an image around the world that all Americans fit into one of the two extremes, and when weight issues are portrayed in the media you will only see video clips of these people. However, if you look a little closer to clips, you will see hundreds of in shape people walking around them.
"Legally obese"? WTF
There's a legal definition for obesity established by the American Medical Association that is used by doctors and insurance companies.
Even if it were a normal distribution, which I doubt... the mean/median certainly isn't the ideal healthy weight.
In the fucking cities where they eat 24/7. Around here, we aren't
Michael 'the best fucking Olympian ever' is actually not an american but an x-men character that never made it to the comics;
Freakishly big arms dude.
This is fucking stupid. I hate stereotypes.
Whenever i go out and about in the city or in general, i probably see 1 out of every 15 people who are overweight such as the man on the right, and i live in what used to be the 2nd fattest state in america.