America Faces Epidemic of Fat Pets

Max Read · 02/22/11 11:18PM

Finally, we have new data on the number of fat pets in the U.S., and it's not looking good. Over half of all American dogs and cats are at least overweight, and some 20 percent of them are obese.

Skinny Women Make More Money—But Skinny Guys Make Less

Max Read · 10/07/10 12:13AM

This may come as a shock, but many people treat thin women better than heavier women. I know—it seems unbelievable! But it's not just that thin women are treated better—they also make more money. How much more?

Fat Men Are Better in Bed

Maureen O'Connor · 09/08/10 03:53PM

After a year-long study of male sexual performance, researchers have found that men with higher body mass indices last seven minutes longer than their slender counterparts. The decidedly unsexy reason: Fat men have more female hormones.

Girl Gets an F on Report Card for Being Fat

Tom Dobrowolski · 07/19/10 02:44PM

After a mandatory body mass screening, the state of Massachusetts deemed nine-year-old Shelby Sumner overweight and sent a letter to her parents to notify them of her corpulence. On a side note, skinny girls got As for being anorexic.

Hoda and Kathie Lee Test Out Fat App for iPhone

Eleni Crush · 06/03/10 12:17PM

In their most "courageous" move since No Makeup Day, today Hoda and Kathie Lee gave the FatBooth iPhone app a test run. Essentially, the app shows you what you'd look like with an extra hundred pounds.


Robyn Caplan · 03/02/10 10:00AM

This child on this classic Wife Swap clip really wanted his bacon, and did not want his new "mother" interfering with his culinary preferences.

How Can We Lose Some Weight?

Hamilton Nolan · 10/06/09 10:45AM

We as Americans are not in the shape we once (1942) were. Is it possible to "lose" the accumulated weight of decades of Cap'n Crunch, Nestle Quik, and Quarter Pounders? America's willing to give it a shot. With crazy schemes.

Ketchup Sandwiches For Everyone

Hamilton Nolan · 04/29/09 12:00PM

The Way We Live Now: Involuntarily dieting. Cafeteria trays are a forgotten luxury. Sandwich boards are the new sandwiches. Stare in the windows of the many new luxury restaurants!

'Wall-E' Wuz Right!

Pareene · 08/06/08 02:37PM

Despite the fact that it is genetically and physiologically impossible according to a scientist, a scientist predicts that in 40 years, all U.S. adults will be overweight. This terrifying study was published in the journal Impossible Alarmist Wake-up Calls Designed to be Picked Up by Science-Illiterate Mainstream Press Quarterly. [Reuters via Drudge]

Give Up

Hamilton Nolan · 05/05/08 11:47AM

A new study has found that while you can shrink the size of fat cells, you can never reduce their number. The human body replaces fat cells that die off, maintaining a constant amount of them throughout our lives. You know what that means: you will always be fat no matter what you do and it's just not fair GOD. [NYT]