There’s something about this I find disturbing.
OK, I find all of it disturbing.
[editor’s note] I had intended to expand this post into a little diatribe about why Americans are so fat; but, I came up short while searching the Net with the all-encompassing keywords of “fat Americans”. Instead, I found an interesting article stating that, although our eating habits contribute to our overall rotundness, the main cause is suburban sprawl! The reason being, sprawl leads to dependence on cars, which leads to us driving our fat asses to the corner Wienershnitzel for the double chili-dog, instead of walking:
Public health experts have solved the mystery of why Americans have become the planet’s fattest people. Decades of uncontrolled suburban sprawl, they say, based on car travel, have left Americans unable to walk even if they want to.