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  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
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    April 4, 2007 at 8:17 pm
    Link: How Fat is Your Country? - What a surprise to see who is #1.
  2. Profile photo of fabricant
    fabricant Male 18-29
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    April 4, 2007 at 9:19 pm
    Hm.
    Ireland is 13th...
    How unlucky for us.
  3. Profile photo of Tjames
    Tjames Male 18-29
    294 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 2:33 am
    I won the prize! =D


    O snap

  4. Profile photo of LaChica
    LaChica Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:34 am
    Yaaaaay for fatness!

    *smacks American`s bellies*

  5. Profile photo of dudeman1st
    dudeman1st Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:39 am
    Americans are disgusting glutton pigs. Even if I am American, that stuff disturbs me. Fat people, get your life in order. Put the Krispy Kreme down and take a walk. Jeez.
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    RyanF701 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:40 am
    "
    Americans are disgusting glutton pigs. Even if I am American, that stuff disturbs me. Fat people, get your life in order. Put the Krispy Kreme down and take a walk. Jeez."

    Amen, doesn`t mean all Americans are fat.

    The ones who arn`t hate the one who are anyway, so it`s a world war and a civil war combined!

  7. Profile photo of hagane
    hagane Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:40 am
    No surprise at all..... :-\
  8. Profile photo of Lawviz
    Lawviz Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:41 am
    I bet 100% of the japan bar is from young sumo wrestlers
  9. Profile photo of Moenkie
    Moenkie Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:47 am
    i love it when these discussions break out
  10. Profile photo of chikoori
    chikoori Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:51 am
    I`m glad I`m not fat.
  11. Profile photo of MitchelHunt
    MitchelHunt Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:02 am
    Someone can eat health and exercise can still be fat...

    Anyway...I was surprised to see Mexico come in 2nd.

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    japan_irish Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:04 am
    yea number 1 and 13
  13. Profile photo of DMDekoth
    DMDekoth Male 70 & Over
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:04 am
    Keg > Six Pack.
  14. Profile photo of japan_irish
    japan_irish Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:06 am
    any way.... I was suprised to see mexico in 2nd


    look at the differecce between 2nd and 9th not much fat there

  15. Profile photo of Prowler2885
    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
    425 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 3:17 am
    Why am I not suprised?

    Not to sound like "the common male" stereotype, but I think I can see why I have an attraction towards Japanese girls more than American girls.

    Of course, thier personalities over-rule thier "skinniness". Okay, Japanese girls are just plain cute, and seem the nicer crowd compared to most wildcat party girls from America. Maybe America could take a lesson. Hell, they even sing better in karaoke than our best pop singers; and that`s something.

  16. Profile photo of gt28
    gt28 Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:26 am
    can`t believe italy is so low
  17. Profile photo of 240ZettoAKA
    240ZettoAKA Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:27 am
    hagane: Thursday, April 05, 2007 2:40:39 AM
    No surprise at all..... :-\

    ^Ditto~! except for Mexico!?

  18. Profile photo of beternal
    beternal Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:27 am
    Am I going to be the first to point out that BMI DOES NOT MEAN FAT!!! - more than likely it does in America`s case but it`s your height in metres squared divided by your weight in kilograms... so a body builder will have an enormously high BMI but that doesn`t mean he`s fat!

    Haha, fat americans :)

  19. Profile photo of mcnaial1
    mcnaial1 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:28 am
    someone has an asian fetish...
    i dont see how that works prowler.

    anyway i thought australia was second. but we are 6th. Yay!!!

  20. Profile photo of catlikegrace
    catlikegrace Female 18-29
    486 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 3:32 am
    Well, glad to see Italy is doing so well...gotta be proud of my heritage. =)

    No surprise about America, but I didn`t expect Mexico to be in second place...I kind of thought it would be the UK.

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    neant Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:34 am
    11th in canada?! i thought we were closer to the states up here
    what a relief :-P

  22. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:35 am
    Well can`t say I`m too surprised, but unfortunatly there`s a lot of people who are either too busy or too lazy (don`t care enough) to take care of themselves.

    It`s sad sometimes. But I`ve seen more of a trend towards people trying harder and harder to lose weight so I applaud their efforts.

    Actually prowler a lot of your attraction depends on many factors. One of the biggest things is the "exotic" factor of females that are different from the ones in your part of the country or world. I`ll admit that certain asian girls can be cute, but just like any nationality can be, it depends on the personality. But there are always flaws about the people, you just don`t see it unless you live around it constantly.

    Much like the idea of people wanting to move from their hometown to somewhere "bigger and better." Then they see their hometown wasn`t too bad after the exotic factor of other places wears off.

    not preaching or correcting, just my opinion on the idea

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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:35 am
    We`re 3rd? I thought we would`ve been 2nd...
  24. Profile photo of Prowler2885
    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:49 am
    Yeah, sorry about that.

    I get a little annoyed and "preachy" whenever I see statistic values like these.

    I guess more than what I wanted to say came out.

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    Yumiii Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:53 am
    7th~!
    Man this sucks.
  26. Profile photo of jscohen
    jscohen Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 4:05 am
    This is really, really stupid. Just like Europeans.
  27. Profile photo of FLB
    FLB Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 4:23 am
    ^^Oi!Cheeky git!
    Personally I thought the Uk would come in 2nd, and Oz, would be higher up.
    If everyone`s keeps getting fater, esp in the Uk, we`re all gonna sink the bloody island!
  28. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2007 at 4:45 am
    buddy!!

    This is the best you could come up with?

    A bar chart?

    ..without references?

    ...about who`s fatter or skinnier?

    Wow. Can you say "ebaums world"?

  29. Profile photo of Argh_Beast
    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 5:10 am
    My country comes up in the middle. Is this good?
  30. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 5:13 am
    I`m contributing to that 23.%.


    ^-^

  31. Profile photo of simonb123
    simonb123 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 6:07 am
    yay 3rd Proud to be british
  32. Profile photo of Devi3000
    Devi3000 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 6:16 am
    To be fair Mexico is second and the U.S. is full of mexicans so that right there threw us into number one.

    Not to mention the obesity problem among the Native Americans. Now before you all start to freak out, do some research and you will see I`m not stereotyping.

  33. Profile photo of Eddy23
    Eddy23 Male 18-29
    459 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 6:21 am
    we`re number 1 we`re number 1.
  34. Profile photo of ahsiek
    ahsiek Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 6:47 am
    I thought Italy might be a bit higher up yah know... with pizza and pasta all the time.
  35. Profile photo of snapplemouse
    snapplemouse Female 13-17
    160 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 6:53 am
    PWNED.

    For the Americans! :-|

  36. Profile photo of ToMaS--
    ToMaS-- Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 6:55 am
    Hmm this can`t be right, The Netherlands are way higher in that list :o
  37. Profile photo of LochNess-Abz
    LochNess-Abz Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 7:05 am
    -Raises hand- Yeah, Er can I stop being British and say I`m Italian now because I sort of am sort of because of my heritage and stuff...-Weep- I don`t want to be fat T_T I`m considered anorexic but i still don`t want to be sodding fat!
  38. Profile photo of MVH1015
    MVH1015 Male 13-17
    301 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:07 am
    i thought japan would be higher...
  39. Profile photo of gelowitzm
    gelowitzm Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 7:40 am
    People above 30 on the BMI scale can consist of fat people or really muscular people..so it could be inaccurate.
  40. Profile photo of OctobeR_God
    OctobeR_God Female 18-29
    223 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 8:10 am
    Ha!! wer`e not even ON that list!! hooray!
  41. Profile photo of 1-Up
    1-Up Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 8:20 am
    Im Hungury
  42. Profile photo of Xlune
    Xlune Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 8:20 am
    number 21, should I be proud of holland?
    and of cource france and italy are way below the rest, have you seen those people? they are all anorexic.
  43. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 8:24 am
    lol... nice list. Of course not all americans are fat, just uh, 30.6% of them
  44. Profile photo of Aerfy
    Aerfy Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 8:31 am
    I always thought we were 2nd... but were sixth! Go us!
  45. Profile photo of bram
    bram Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 8:47 am
    Okay, first of all BMI is crap, eveeryone with half a brain knows that, because there is so much that it doesn`t account for. Second of all, where do they get these figures from? The last time I was weighed outside my own bathroom was eleven years ago, when I was taking the presidential fitness test in middle school.

    I seriously am curious about where these figures come from, because I know I`m not a part of them.

    Also, I`m not surprised about Mexico being so high up at all. If I lived in Mexico I`d be cramming my face full of that yummy Mexican food and it`s way to hot to do anything outdoors.

  46. Profile photo of JAK-STEEL
    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 8:56 am
    yea USA!USA!USA!woo hoo
  47. Profile photo of Demogorgon66
    Demogorgon66 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 9:30 am
    Texas is the fattest state, so go attack them. We are nice and skinny here in CO. Besides I am Italian anyway.
  48. Profile photo of Mr_Sir
    Mr_Sir Male 18-29
    576 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 9:35 am
    Huh, what do you know. They forgot about the country of "Deez Nutz."
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    Sabrielle Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 9:57 am
    Samoa is the "fattest" country. But thy`re super tall and strong under that blubber. A very statuesque people.
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    schmexie Female 13-17
    351 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 10:00 am
    haha New Zealand`s quite high up. i didn`t really have any idea where we`d come.
  51. Profile photo of jetmark
    jetmark Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:00 am
    yay america!

    *waddle waddle*

  52. Profile photo of Shoyz
    Shoyz Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:04 am
    Haha! #1!

    Am-er-i-ca > You.

  53. Profile photo of maples
    maples Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:08 am
    woot 2nd slimmest (sp?)
  54. Profile photo of drumjunkie13
    drumjunkie13 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:12 am
    Etheopia?
  55. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:16 am
    phew.. lucky, i`m in sweden 9th place from the bottom
  56. Profile photo of KingofFreaks
    KingofFreaks Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:21 am
    Erm, is that including chavettes, who are both fat and pregnant constantly in the UK.
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    Pyro_Raver Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:23 am
    I would like to know where they got these numbers. To help counteract the trend of fat kids I`m gonna go chase some with a dunebuggy, whose with me?
  58. Profile photo of Skyira
    Skyira Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:32 am
    hey im american girl and im not fat infact i do more stuff around the house and at school then play ddr and work out staying away from fast foods and sodas so pritty much im living a heathy life but it is true that my country is chubby lol

    and i totaly agree with you Shoyz "America > you" lol

  59. Profile photo of ahsiek
    ahsiek Female 13-17
    60 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 10:38 am
    Who cares, we know that America has fat people. And we know that Mcdonalds is really nice, and fatty. If you are concerned about fat ass Americans, there is nothing you can do about it. Hence G.Bush, so relax...and eat some cake.
  60. Profile photo of natakalt
    natakalt Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:48 am
    mine it`s not there!
  61. Profile photo of RichJames88
    RichJames88 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:51 am
    im American...and this makes me sick...i hate fat people >_>
  62. Profile photo of Vidd
    Vidd Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:56 am
    And yet, I am healthy and in shape.
    Me=win.
  63. Profile photo of msfabulous
    msfabulous Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 10:57 am
    I did think "crap, UK`s number three that`s bad" but then again I`m really skinny, so I don`t really care if other people in my country are fat. If anything, it`s better for me because it makes me seem skinnier :p
  64. Profile photo of fizzyk
    fizzyk Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 11:01 am
    Yay 13th place, go ireland
  65. Profile photo of malkybck
    malkybck Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 11:03 am
    why do they have to say united kingdom rather than scotland, england, wales. england is dragging the rest of us down as their all fattys while scots are all perfect ;)
  66. Profile photo of catchall
    catchall Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 11:06 am
    I found the differences between the Czech and Slovak republics interesting. I know there`s a political boundary, but don`t they have (basically) the same language, culture, etc., ?
  67. Profile photo of CptObvious
    CptObvious Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 11:22 am
    Japan is the lowest? What about all those drating sumos!
  68. Profile photo of drpepperz05
    drpepperz05 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 11:38 am
    Lets see america bost about them being ahead of us in this. some heavy breathing world of warcraft player, *beath in* "Yess" *breath out* *eat chips* *breath in* "we won"
  69. Profile photo of CheeseMan1
    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 11:48 am
    Of course I could go on a rant about how inappropriate BMI is, but I wont.
  70. Profile photo of lala_deeDAH
    lala_deeDAH Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 11:56 am
    I`ve read on other lists where the US was actually like..3rd. Still not good, haha. I think some country like..nepal or something that started with an N was higher on the list than the US was.
  71. Profile photo of SupaGal
    SupaGal Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 11:57 am
    "Japan is the lowest? What about all those drating sumos!" haha kind of a funny comment, but really.. . you`d be surprised that not all the sumos are really that big. LOL.. sumo is kind of like a sport in Japan.. and so even though they may be overweight, unlike americans, at least their fat people get some exercise. =P
  72. Profile photo of RadRockette
    RadRockette Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 12:16 pm
    =[
    well, least I`M not fat =/
    poor `mericans
  73. Profile photo of Racerbabe
    Racerbabe Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 12:21 pm
    Yup, doesn`t surprise me a bit!
  74. Profile photo of KimonoThief
    KimonoThief Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 12:27 pm
    I`m in great shape and have a Korean girlfriend who`s overweight. Oh, the irony.
  75. Profile photo of Guest5386
    Guest5386 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 12:34 pm
    I dont think its totally accurate... no sources, no age or sex indication... AND, what is the way they collected data? Can you say the way they collected data was 1) the same everywhere 2) was for the whole population?

    I think USA know they have a obesity problem and they may be looking at the weight of everyone anyway. Or if for example the weight is mesured in hospitals in USA, arent overweight people more chance to be sick so go to hospital more often?

    I`m sorry but this chart is not convincing me. Been to Italy before, and pass 40, not all women are slim and skinny... no? Maybe its just me...

  76. Profile photo of punkcabaretx
    punkcabaretx Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 12:49 pm
    keep in mind, most athletes, according to the bmi index are overweight or obese anyway. B-|
  77. Profile photo of gingernut333
    gingernut333 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 12:49 pm
    Haha fat americans.... :D Although... UK is 3rd... o_O
  78. Profile photo of ciceRo_
    ciceRo_ Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 12:59 pm
    Wiie! Finland is 16th :)
  79. Profile photo of tedweird
    tedweird Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:02 pm
    GO TEAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  80. Profile photo of Moenkie
    Moenkie Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:12 pm
    "Why am I not suprised?

    Not to sound like "the common male" stereotype, but I think I can see why I have an attraction towards Japanese girls more than American girls.

    Of course, thier personalities over-rule thier "skinniness". Okay, Japanese girls are just plain cute, and seem the nicer crowd compared to most wildcat party girls from America. Maybe America could take a lesson. Hell, they even sing better in karaoke than our best pop singers; and that`s something."

    ghahahahahahhhaahahaha japanophile

  81. Profile photo of iamboredest
    iamboredest Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:13 pm
    Stupid Mexicans!
  82. Profile photo of jvcc
    jvcc Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:14 pm
    I`m actually very surprised that Mexico is second. I figured it would be some European country. =/ Hm. Intriguing.
  83. Profile photo of patriotpappy
    patriotpappy Male 50-59
    756 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 1:25 pm
    I wouldn`t put too much into this chart. Without references or anything else, it`s no more than someone`s opinion... kinda like the messages.

    Oh yeah, if you realign the pixels, it appears to be shopped... I can tell.

  84. Profile photo of irishgreen
    irishgreen Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:29 pm
    "why do they have to say united kingdom rather than scotland, england, wales. england is dragging the rest of us down as their all fattys while scots are all perfect ;)"

    lol, I heard that Scotland were the most obese nation in Europe!;)
    But yeah, it`s probably the english chavettes dragging the rest of us down. Damn them.

  85. Profile photo of VONLINE
    VONLINE Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:33 pm
    Should`ve been a pie chart. Mmmm....pie.
  86. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:44 pm
    mexico is second cause of mcdonalds... they`re poverty stricken, so what better cheap and filling food? its mean, but to an extent, its true.

    yay korea is 2nd skinniest
    also, i think the BMI chart is kinda innacurate... gotta remember that muscle is heavier than fat

  87. Profile photo of Churc
    Churc Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:57 pm
    Why is this so important? Seriously if they are happy, let them be fat. Also the whole "they make me pay more for health care" bit is just plain dumb. Fat people are just the current excuse, I bet you anything we`d be paying the same and just complaining about something different if every one was skinny. Let them be fat, let them be happy, and move on with your own life.
  88. Profile photo of excelman
    excelman Male 30-39
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    April 5, 2007 at 1:59 pm
    typical!
  89. Profile photo of UPS0346
    UPS0346 Female 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:03 pm
    Ok, First lemme start off by saying this...

    "OMG I HATE FAT PEOPLE!!"

    Seriously, what are you like, 11? There is a difference between obesity and "fat" if you want to call it. And guess what? By the time you are 30, you WILL have gained weight, and for girls who say it, once you have that first child, say good by to shorts.

    OK, on the second Real note, Yall are also missing the huge benofactor- Look at the main diets of the country compared to ours and then maybe youll understand hy countries are leaner then others, Japan and Koreas main diets? Fish. Mcdonalds is NOT on every corner and yet they also have a lower wheat intake that americans and western europeans. So im sure if you actually studied into the cultures you would see its not "fatty Fat America" and everyone is skinny, its we have a larger food surplus and selection than most countries.

  90. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:09 pm
    bram youve never had a physical since middle school? hard to believe... but yeah, bmi is garbage- even so, im sure that, if the sampling is large enough, these results are still pretty accurate... i mean, how many bodybuilders are really out there to taint this data?
  91. Profile photo of poke321
    poke321 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:23 pm
    yah ownage!! korea is 2nd!
  92. Profile photo of Prowler2885
    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:26 pm
    UPS0346:

    These other countries also didn`t think that eating bugs was disgusting, unlike we Americans. Which adds to thier variety of eating.

    Hey, we`re eating bugs, and aren`t really aware of it much.

    Think of it:
    Snow crab = Really big spider and butter
    Lobster = Realy big roosterroach and butter

    Thier meals are similar, just smaller and sans butter, but by observation, they taste just about the same. I can imagine what a scorpion tastes like. Probably like "the other white meat" of the insect delicacy. If you don`t like the taste, boil it, and melt some butter.

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    Prowler2885 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:27 pm
    c0ckroach. I really hate these censors.
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    dynapyre Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:33 pm
    look at that! Mexico and America are at the top! Way to go! This is why I`m all for illegal immigration. no immigrants = no burritos. Think about it, America.

    (ok ok I give credit to a t-shirt for that saying)

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    dogdude1 Male 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 2:55 pm
    Hey, i uh, hate to burst some bubbles, but for everyone whos saying they are ninth or third or whatever number and are "proud" of it, i wouldnt be, think of it, this just takes the fatest of all countries, there are hundreds of countries out there and this is just this list of the fatest so i wouldnt be so estatic, by the way im suprised ethiopias not up there.......JK lol....[email protected] anerceseics (sp?)
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    bhumiwashere Female 13-17
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:05 pm
    hahaha 1st, yay America
    but im technically Indian....they arent on the list. yays?
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    infearno Male 70 & Over
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:11 pm
    I live in Northen Ireland so is that 3rd for UK or 13th for Ireland? I`m a skinney runt so I`ll go with 13th
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    jem8402 Male 18-29
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    April 5, 2007 at 3:15 pm
    I can`t believe that Mexico got 2nd that surprises me, and also doesn`t surprise me. They eat a lot of fatty food. Take a look at the average Mexican you see do around 24 percent seem to be fat? Makes sense, but I still can`t believe that they are more fat than the UK.
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    SilentxEm Female 60-69
    670 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 3:20 pm
    This is pretty much what I thought.
    Luckily, I`m not one of the almost 1/3 of the population in the US that is obese.
    Now, I think that being a bigger person is okay, but a BMI over 30? You should probably do something about that, if you can.
  100. Profile photo of James78
    James78 Male 18-29
    42 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 3:33 pm
    USA! USA! USA! Seriously though, its good to see the UK on a podium finish!
  101. Profile photo of zzzchubby
    zzzchubby Male 13-17
    128 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 3:40 pm
    i thought number 1 was gonna be ethiopia....
  102. Profile photo of HaruHaru
    HaruHaru Female 13-17
    1065 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 3:40 pm
    I laugh because Hungary isn`t last place xD
  103. Profile photo of Pompeius
    Pompeius Male 13-17
    30 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 3:44 pm
    My BMI is 19. I`m being crowded out by fat people! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!
  104. Profile photo of LochNess-Abz
    LochNess-Abz Female 13-17
    815 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 3:48 pm
    Well i hate myself and starve myself because im emo so i guess it has nothing to do with being Italian.
  105. Profile photo of bluethen
    bluethen Male 13-17
    616 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 4:11 pm
    I blame Mc Donalds and Starbucks for 90 % of obeseness and deaths from being too obese.
  106. Profile photo of slvrlining8
    slvrlining8 Female 18-29
    29 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 4:15 pm
    It`s unfair to judge America to be the fattest. Most of those other countries don`t have the money or supply of food. If we couldn`t afford it or didn`t have it we would be thin too.
  107. Profile photo of jerome95
    jerome95 Male 13-17
    40 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 4:22 pm
    u fat slobs go for a walk insted of cramming your piehole with sh*t
  108. Profile photo of jerome95
    jerome95 Male 13-17
    40 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 4:22 pm
    Americans put the twinkie down and step away
  109. Profile photo of dynapyre
    dynapyre Male 18-29
    114 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 4:25 pm
    bmi`s over 30 aren`t necessarily bad... think about it, i bet america has a slightly lower percentage of obese people in reality. Yes, we are a fat country, but we also have a higher percentage of bodybuilders than other country. I mean, a bodybuilder likely has their bmi over 30.
  110. Profile photo of PayN8tention
    PayN8tention Male 18-29
    907 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 4:25 pm
    Body fat is good....it keeps you warm and cushions you when you fall! :-D (My health teacher taught us that. Obviously too much isn`t good).

    So this means that if an ice-age does happen, we may be the last ones to die! AND Massachusetts is A-okay when the water rises. Plus Massachusetts is pretty far north compaired to most of the other U.S. states.

    ......what were we talking about?...oh ya, YAY FAT! hehe ( O _ O )

  111. Profile photo of Yaos
    Yaos Male 18-29
    78 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 4:36 pm
    This graph is WRONG. The last stupid done says Australia has the most fat people.
  112. Profile photo of jerome95
    jerome95 Male 13-17
    40 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 4:37 pm
    yaos it has always been americans
  113. Profile photo of EJMerlin
    EJMerlin Female 18-29
    7 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 4:38 pm
    I hate to say this but even though I know some cubby people I do usually assume that if someone is fat they must have a self control problem or are just lazy asses. I know that is judgmental but barring medical reasons there really is no reason at all ever to be as fat as these sats say we are. For all those new moms who claim they have pregnancy fat…well you had the baby so go the damn gym and loose the weight already, three months really is the mark for just being lazy about your health and body. Also this is going to sound really bad but I’m sure your husband (if you have one) would prefer you to not be a fat slob.
  114. Profile photo of ajr2006
    ajr2006 Male 18-29
    943 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 5:07 pm
    most would see this as a bad thing... but you just try and push us over
  115. Profile photo of Brant167
    Brant167 Male 18-29
    106 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 5:08 pm
    I enjoy being chubby and in shape. Helps out in a fight I don`t get cold as often and when the zombies attack I can survive longer without food. BMI is no way to judge health. I am 230 and can run 5 miles without stopping to catch my breath
  116. Profile photo of moe2the
    moe2the Female 18-29
    133 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 5:14 pm
    i want to kick most of u in the jibs
  117. Profile photo of arandomUTfan
    arandomUTfan Male 13-17
    39 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 5:21 pm
    "Someone can eat health and exercise can still be fat..."

    I do just that but I weigh 136lb.

  118. Profile photo of Spiffy17
    Spiffy17 Male 13-17
    127 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 5:24 pm
    Hahahaha I thought Hungary would be 1st. ...it was a joke...nevermind.
  119. Profile photo of kph155
    kph155 Male 13-17
    528 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 5:25 pm
    we also have the biggest population out of all of those
  120. Profile photo of SweetCaro09
    SweetCaro09 Female 18-29
    59 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 5:26 pm
    Ok, so that is plagiarism to show a chart of someone`s research without citing it...
    Plus, I am curious to see background on the study.
    CITE PLEASE
  121. Profile photo of sunwavewind
    sunwavewind Female 18-29
    690 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 5:35 pm
    I just started eating a cookie when I saw this, but then I`m not contributing to the percentage so I guess its okay to finish my cookie...

    I was worried Canada was going to be second but we`re not so I`m happy, but then I would almost rather live in a "fat" country because then I would seem skinnier.

  122. Profile photo of kenny_f
    kenny_f Male 13-17
    1825 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 6:05 pm
    wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!! i won!!!!!thank you mcd`s. i think we should win something. maybe some new gyms
  123. Profile photo of DAC06
    DAC06 Male 13-17
    182 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 6:08 pm
    hahahahaha fatness is the only thing other countries have on us. (and im not fat so...)
  124. Profile photo of ATLFootball
    ATLFootball Male 13-17
    15 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 6:16 pm
    U.S.A IS THE BEST!!
    oh wait, were just fat
    I`m proud to not be part of the 30.6%, even if I was over 15, I wouldn`t be fat.
  125. Profile photo of AKappy
    AKappy Male 18-29
    2616 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 6:23 pm
    america has the highest percentage of bodybuilders eh... have you ever watched the worlds strongest man competitions? those are like 50% polish guys
  126. Profile photo of Byto
    Byto Male 13-17
    31 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 6:29 pm
    hey PayN8tention, you live in Massachusetts too? i`m glad i am only half American (i`m also half British).
  127. Profile photo of keylimepie20
    keylimepie20 Male 18-29
    142 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 6:33 pm
    im so fat that im always horny, i mean hungry!! HUNGRY!!!!
  128. Profile photo of XENOLITH
    XENOLITH Male 13-17
    80 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 6:56 pm
    Heh, Canada is awesome.
  129. Profile photo of fatex52986
    fatex52986 Male 18-29
    1129 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 6:57 pm
    Yeah but americans have the biggest penises..
  130. Profile photo of Bored_Turkey
    Bored_Turkey Female 13-17
    171 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:02 pm
    American isn`t an ethnicity. What the hell is "half-American".
  131. Profile photo of steerpike_
    steerpike_ Male 18-29
    157 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:14 pm
    Wow.
    According to this...thing, I should be in like.
    Germany.

    Wheeeee.

  132. Profile photo of yuly
    yuly Female 18-29
    670 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:22 pm
    wow something that mexico is in the top five lolol

    what a shame...

  133. Profile photo of AFTERSHOCK
    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
    2782 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:23 pm
    I KNOW A FEW PEOPLE IN MY TOWN WHO ARE HITTING 400 LBS...

    OMFG THEY ARE HUGE

  134. Profile photo of SillyCilly
    SillyCilly Female 13-17
    173 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:28 pm
    *sigh* *waddles off to gym crying*
  135. Profile photo of GolfRocks
    GolfRocks Male 18-29
    151 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:30 pm
    I dont care, really, so stop posting this sh*t.
  136. Profile photo of LadyIsis
    LadyIsis Female 18-29
    403 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:31 pm
    how do you get that fat????

    Japan`s so low because they don`t relly on cars, buses and such as much as Americans do. They walk and bike way more often then we do.

    I`m at least glad Italy`s low ^^

  137. Profile photo of philippic
    philippic Male 18-29
    1704 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:37 pm
    woo big diff between 1/2 and 3rd?
  138. Profile photo of sunshiiiine
    sunshiiiine Female 18-29
    108 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:43 pm
    not everyone who is overweight is fat and lazy. remember that.

    but i also can`t believe italy is so low...they eat enough pasta there to feed all the starving children in africa...

  139. Profile photo of JeanaH
    JeanaH Female 13-17
    406 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:53 pm
    What a surprise. It was like seeing a fat person on the street.
  140. Profile photo of joolia
    joolia Female 13-17
    272 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 7:54 pm
    ^
    pasta doesnt necessarily make you fat. it`s not all about carbs. i guess it`s a matter of what you eat it with, WHEN you eat it, whether or not you excercise and just natural metabolism.
  141. Profile photo of Malu
    Malu Male 13-17
    25 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 8:02 pm
    lucky japan
  142. Profile photo of shizzamX
    shizzamX Female 18-29
    2695 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 8:03 pm
    hurray for anorexia!!!
  143. Profile photo of christy409
    christy409 Female 18-29
    59 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 8:08 pm
    god im so sick of people making fun of americans for being fat its not like we get on here to make fun of nationalities for their flaws
  144. Profile photo of lohphat
    lohphat Male 40-49
    63 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 8:17 pm
    Source of the data?
  145. Profile photo of Assassin_963
    Assassin_963 Male 13-17
    205 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 8:23 pm
    damn it USA! Your giving me a bad rep!! Get your asses on treadmills.
  146. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 8:38 pm
    lol Mexico is 2nd? I thought they burned off their fat through work.
  147. Profile photo of grimlady
    grimlady Female 13-17
    3 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 8:58 pm
    I was supposed to be surprised to see that the US is number one? lol
  148. Profile photo of sporka
    sporka Female 18-29
    818 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 9:02 pm
    Why is that a surprise? The United States is...

    OH. IT`S SARCASM.

    It`s sarcasm, guys.

    He was being sarcastic.

    It`s sarcasm. I get it now.

  149. Profile photo of -NeonCarrot-
    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
    1496 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 9:25 pm
    11th, cool i thought we`d be closer to the US but apparently we`re less then half.
  150. Profile photo of Chibi_Ichigo
    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 9:44 pm
    wow Canada is only 11th?! I AM surprised. XD
  151. Profile photo of 12gaugelove
    12gaugelove Female 13-17
    1025 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 9:51 pm
    we`re #6?!

    boo. =( at least were not known for being fat. xD

  152. Profile photo of headwound
    headwound Male 13-17
    559 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 9:57 pm
    figures
  153. Profile photo of
    v_wilkes85
    246 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 10:01 pm
    Canada is only 14%? They must have overlooked all the fat pigs in Alberta. If this were a chart about which country has the most homosexuals, Canada would be #2; because everyone who lives in Quebec is a flaming queen. Of course, Greece would be #1. to quote the TV show `Father Ted` in which a lady was ranting about Greek people: "THEY INVENTED GAYNESS!!"
  154. Profile photo of Stentorian
    Stentorian Male 13-17
    425 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 10:01 pm
    1/3 of people in the US are not fat, maybe overweight to different degrees, but not fat. Someone`s BMI may be over 30 but BMI doesn`t take into account anything but height and weight, making it pretty inaccurate.

    Anyway....at least the US has enough food to be fat, which is good I guess.

  155. Profile photo of
    v_wilkes85
    246 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 10:02 pm
    Also, the entire liberal party is made up of fat homosexuals. Also, everyone who voted for the liberals.
  156. Profile photo of
    v_wilkes85
    246 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 10:04 pm
    Also, everyone in British Columbia is a fat homosexual who uses crystal meth. My province Saskatchewan is flooded in crystal meth, all of which come from BC.
  157. Profile photo of Shoyz
    Shoyz Male 13-17
    1228 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 10:04 pm
    drpepperz05:
    Lets see america bost about them being ahead of us in this. some heavy breathing world of warcraft player, *beath in* "Yess" *breath out* *eat chips* *breath in* "we won"

    I love how every poster on iab that insults America is a way is in Europe.
    99% of the time.

    Makes me hate Europe.

    You aint any better than us >:0

  158. Profile photo of wings1313
    wings1313 Female 18-29
    314 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 10:15 pm
    lmao i`m not suprised
  159. Profile photo of Crotchodile
    Crotchodile Female 70 & Over
    142 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 10:25 pm
    If the entire Liberal party consisted of fat people you would think they would be led by a fat ass, wouldn`t you? Stephane Dion sure doesn`t look fat to me! But everything else you said is right.
  160. Profile photo of badmamajama
    badmamajama Male 13-17
    30 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 10:39 pm
    where is Africa on that chart? maybe in the negatives?
  161. Profile photo of tamahau
    tamahau Male 30-39
    259 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 11:03 pm
    Man, we is some fat peoples.
  162. Profile photo of tito2963
    tito2963 Male 13-17
    112 posts
    April 5, 2007 at 11:23 pm
    How the hell did my country come up in second?
  163. Profile photo of megafire
    megafire Male 30-39
    28 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 12:02 am
    Can you say greasy fast food for United States.....
  164. Profile photo of JMF145
    JMF145 Male 18-29
    376 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 12:22 am
    Yah! were #1!!!
  165. Profile photo of Borderline
    Borderline Female 18-29
    111 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 12:35 am
    I thought Canada would be higher, seriously.
  166. Profile photo of ragan1990
    ragan1990 Male 13-17
    8 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 1:03 am
    awsome, we kiked everyones ass yet again! haha.
  167. Profile photo of Maelstrom_x
    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
    1883 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 1:40 am
    Useless tidbit of information, unless of course you use it for America-bashing. That is, of course, why it was posted.
  168. Profile photo of CryForMeSky
    CryForMeSky Female 18-29
    81 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 1:42 am
    Big surprise.
    USA, truly living off the fat of the land. :-P
  169. Profile photo of CmdrBittles
    CmdrBittles Female 18-29
    1172 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 1:53 am
    I`m surprised that Canada is so far down the list.
  170. Profile photo of FearTheMoo
    FearTheMoo Male 18-29
    38 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 3:29 am
    ^Me too. We are alot like the U.S. in many ways, but apparently not in weight.
  171. Profile photo of Scrounger
    Scrounger Female 13-17
    132 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 6:36 am
    Oooops. The UK are `one of the fattest nations` because they copy America in everything they do.

    Supersize me taught us nothing : D x

  172. Profile photo of drpepperz05
    drpepperz05 Male 18-29
    133 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 6:52 am
    shoyz

    Its because we arnt all arse kissers like bush and blair, its quite a simple thing, them are the 2 that have the uk and some americans hating us.

    But btw, i didnt say that we were any better did i, i just stated the facts, that every time america is one step ahead of something the uk has or has done, they always go on and on, like "britain sucks, we saved your ass in world war 86"
    and so on

    But if you can find anywhere in my comment i did, about me saying that we were any better i shall get you somthing expensive, like the queen

  173. Profile photo of camonaipo
    camonaipo Male 13-17
    42 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 7:11 am
    15th!!!
  174. Profile photo of kothar
    kothar Male 13-17
    59 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 7:24 am
    Mexico beat the UK? damn, we need a few more fat chavs maybe? ah well. I can smile knowing my BMI is 13.5 (im very tall and skinny)
  175. Profile photo of razordragon
    razordragon Male 18-29
    336 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 7:33 am
    Wow we aren`t in the top 10. MIRACLE!
  176. Profile photo of letsgopoping
    letsgopoping Male 18-29
    703 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 11:16 am
    not on the list yah!!!
  177. Profile photo of cargasm
    cargasm Male 18-29
    340 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 11:42 am
    i always thought italians were fat hairy and greezzy
  178. Profile photo of M3ntal1313
    M3ntal1313 Male 18-29
    448 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 1:05 pm
    haha

    childhood obesity

  179. Profile photo of shizzaster
    shizzaster Male 13-17
    1866 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 2:33 pm
    Man, we`re pretty high up...
    The number of fatties here in Canada is rapidly expanding as we struggle to finally out-perform the USA in somthing..

    but Canada will never, ever, be as fat as the US, as long as fat mexican chicks keep moving to California...

  180. Profile photo of Fabbyfubz
    Fabbyfubz Male 13-17
    176 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 2:37 pm
    Source?
  181. Profile photo of sniugnep
    sniugnep Female 13-17
    330 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 3:15 pm
    Awww. U.K`s 3rd...
  182. Profile photo of xViTAMiN22
    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
    991 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 4:14 pm
    1st (America) and last (Japan) were no surprise.
  183. Profile photo of 1avatar2
    1avatar2 Male 13-17
    195 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 4:14 pm
    ok although this is a long way away from beternals post, yes bmi does not mean fat but being over 30 bmi means you are extremely heavy compared to your height. this usually means you are ONE FAT piggy piggy piggy...
  184. Profile photo of 1avatar2
    1avatar2 Male 13-17
    195 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 4:16 pm
    oh yeah one other thing while you`re all talking about japan being skinny korea got the same % as them
  185. Profile photo of JelloBrain
    JelloBrain Female 40-49
    1 post
    April 6, 2007 at 4:49 pm
    U.S is not #1 here (although close). There are countries that have a higher % of obese people than the U.S., they`re just not on the graph. I think Lebanon and Palestine are examples.
  186. Profile photo of SoBored929
    SoBored929 Male 13-17
    8 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 5:37 pm
    oh man,we are fat asses
  187. Profile photo of Foob
    Foob Male 40-49
    382 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 5:39 pm
    <irony>
    "What a surprise"
    </irony>
  188. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 6:03 pm
    US
    1 Posts Thursday, April 05, 2007 2:03:42 PM
    Ok, First lemme start off by saying this...

    "OMG I HATE FAT PEOPLE!!"

    Seriously, what are you like, 11? There is a difference between obesity and "fat" if you want to call it. And guess what? By the time you are 30, you WILL have gained weight, and for girls who say it, once you have that first child, say good by to shorts.

    OK, on the second Real note, Yall are also missing the huge benofactor- Look at the main diets of the country compared to ours and then maybe youll understand hy countries are leaner then others, Japan and Koreas main diets? Fish. Mcdonalds is NOT on every corner and yet they also have a lower wheat intake that americans and western europeans. So im sure if you actually studied into the cultures you would see its not "fatty Fat America" and everyone is skinny, its we have a larger food surplus and selection than most countries.


    you are a moron. korea doesn`t eat just fi

  189. Profile photo of caboose117
    caboose117 Male 13-17
    1204 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 6:05 pm
    ok the person who said all that is a moron. azn countries eat RICE?!?! WHEAT INTAKE - RICE?!?! are you a fricken moron! we eat a LARGE variety, americans tend to be picky and eat the fattening stuff. a lot of countries have large selections, but look at mexico. small selection, yet still fat. so your the one at fault.
  190. Profile photo of WaterJake
    WaterJake Male 18-29
    4 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 6:19 pm
    BMI does not indicate level of fat.
  191. Profile photo of ragragdoll
    ragragdoll Female 18-29
    88 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 6:49 pm
    countries that are not on there, does it mean they`re thinner than Japan or wasn`t included in the research?
  192. Profile photo of Senboku
    Senboku Male 13-17
    210 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 7:12 pm
    Surprise, surprise.
  193. Profile photo of brutalnz
    brutalnz Male 30-39
    1386 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 7:17 pm
    No surprises for 1st, came in 7th though which was a surprise
  194. Profile photo of yowz
    yowz Female 18-29
    306 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 8:08 pm
    ugh fat people. just put the mickey d`s down. just step away.
  195. Profile photo of thewabbit
    thewabbit Male 13-17
    366 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 9:27 pm
    I was pretty surprised to see mexico too. funny how japan and the us are complete opposites but similar environments.
  196. Profile photo of Suicism
    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 9:30 pm
    So, I guess Mexicans are fat disgusting gluttonous pigs, as they are only 6 points behind us! Hell, they probably used to be #1 before they moved all their fat-asses to have their butterball babies over here; how can a country so poor be so fat? And United Kingdom, shutup with your sallow pride, you are only 7 points behind the home of Fried Chicken and the Bean-burrito-burger.
  197. Profile photo of dogdude1
    dogdude1 Male 13-17
    404 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 9:47 pm
    Everyone also needs to realize that america is the melting pot of all cultures, think about it, we have a vast majority of people from every race, so in all entireity it is not just americans who are "fat" but much of the rest of the world, so if you knock us, ur pretty much knockin urself...just sayin`
  198. Profile photo of punk1n
    punk1n Male 18-29
    226 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 9:49 pm
    "So, I guess Mexicans are fat disgusting gluttonous pigs, as they are only 6 points behind us! Hell, they probably used to be #1 before they moved all their fat-asses to have their butterball babies over here; how can a country so poor be so fat? And United Kingdom, shutup with your sallow pride, you are only 7 points behind the home of Fried Chicken and the Bean-burrito-burger."

    Yeah dumb*ss because mexicans make up a third of the population? Idiot. Put down your McDonalds and computer and take a walk outside. Maybe if you would go out and see the world outside your room you`d know what this is talking about.

  199. Profile photo of blckroses13
    blckroses13 Female 18-29
    18 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 10:55 pm
    America is number one because all the people from Mexico keep coming to live in our country, therefore bringing our percantge up. lol.
  200. Profile photo of davidofmk771
    davidofmk771 Male 13-17
    72 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 11:21 pm
    I am NOT fat,quite the opposite acually.
  201. Profile photo of aussie_glow
    aussie_glow Female 13-17
    99 posts
    April 6, 2007 at 11:31 pm
    wow.. I thought Canada would be higher than 11.. Doesnt surprise me that the United States is 1st.. No offence to Americans..
  202. Profile photo of tonesontail
    tonesontail Female 13-17
    55 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 12:40 am
    F*cking fat Canadians.
  203. Profile photo of tonesontail
    tonesontail Female 13-17
    55 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 12:41 am
    It must be the American influence.
  204. Profile photo of Bored_Turkey
    Bored_Turkey Female 13-17
    171 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 12:54 am

    Japan and Korea aren`t "last". They are not the slimmest people on the planet according to this graph--the countries that aren`t mentioned are the thinnest. There are more countries in the world.

    Maelstrom`s got it--it`s just another catalyst for a "amerca sux", "no ur cntry dos" argument.

  205. Profile photo of BeyondBlue
    BeyondBlue Male 13-17
    22 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 4:50 am
    Yay third, how lovely, and yeah we knew who would be top
  206. Profile photo of bjbj1991
    bjbj1991 Male 13-17
    129 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 5:04 am
    How the hell did Mexico get on that list!!
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    notmtwain Male 40-49
    3 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 12:22 pm
    The source of this obesity data is the OECD Health Data 2006 The link goes to a page where you can download an Excel spreadsheet that includes the data used to make this graph. The USA data notes "differences in methodology" but does not explain the differences. (Perhaps it does in the underlying OECD health sourcebook this data came from.) When looking at the Excel spreadsheet, it is obvious that a lot of data from non-US countries is older. I don`t dispute the fact that the US has the most obese people. I just searched this out because a lot of people wanted to see the source of the data. Graphs like this tend to get used for years without any backup being provided.

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    notmtwain Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2007 at 12:27 pm
    The OECD is the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. It is a group of 30 countries with larger economies. It does not include Russia or China. Data for Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republics are listed in the Excel spreadsheet even though these countries are not members of the OECD.
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    notmtwain Male 40-49
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    April 7, 2007 at 12:48 pm
    Oops, Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic are OECD members.
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    manrashi Female 13-17
    11 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 3:28 pm
    Yes, the US is the fattest of the countries listed. However, the list in incomplete.
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    Nerevarine Male 18-29
    12 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 4:18 pm
    Sweden is pretty much where I expected it to be. Although, like in most countries we get more and more fat ppl every year.

    The fastfood culture probably contributes to that a lot...but im sure a lot of other stuff do too. At least here we still usually eat homemade food...and most ppl dont go to McDonald`s for lunch either. That`s like food for roadtrips or when u just dont have any time over at all.

    Ah...good `ol swedish meatballs with some mashed potatoes. :P

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    yourshoes Female 13-17
    192 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 4:47 pm
    Does it occur to anyone that fatness can be hereditary?

    Anyways, I`m not fat. But it runs in the family. Oh well.

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    omggilyy Female 13-17
    576 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 10:53 pm
    YAYAYAYAY WE WON!

    <sarcasm>i didnt expect we would though.</sarcasm>

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    gcxj220 Male 18-29
    616 posts
    April 7, 2007 at 11:38 pm
    Where`s Ethiopia?
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    horn4231 Male 18-29
    87 posts
    April 9, 2007 at 6:16 pm
    i still love america. greatest place to live EVER.

    ...well at least i think so

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    desjkatr853 Female 13-17
    3 posts
    April 10, 2007 at 7:56 pm
    actually not much of a surprise that americans are 1st!
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    bwahbwah Male 13-17
    982 posts
    April 11, 2007 at 1:17 am
    ROFL qcx.
    and in all seriousness,
    I think its drating shameful that ANYBODY can let themselves go like that, and then go ahead and BLAME fast food joints for MAKING them like that.
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    Mweebles Female 18-29
    1653 posts
    April 11, 2007 at 9:17 pm
    my lower back hurts from cycling so damn much!!! RAWR!
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    199119911991 Female 13-17
    1 post
    April 12, 2007 at 11:46 am
    It wasnt hard to figure that the U.S was the fattest
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    moe2the Female 18-29
    133 posts
    April 12, 2007 at 1:15 pm
    i didnt start disliking Europe until i read the ignorant, hateful comments most of u make.
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    badlonergirl Female 18-29
    6 posts
    April 22, 2007 at 8:02 pm
    yeah, we Americans are SUCH FAT COWS lol. =P
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    dogdude1 Male 13-17
    404 posts
    May 25, 2007 at 8:53 pm
    Anyways, bmi isn`t accurate, for example, my dad, a former body builder, once weighed 256 pounds with 5% body fat, so i am quite sure his was not accurate considering he is very short.
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    tomboygirl12 Female 13-17
    321 posts
    June 6, 2007 at 9:45 pm
    im a little chubby, but my bmi is normal and im 12 and almost 6 feet...:-)

    you can also blame lack of sleep and emotional/mental issues...those are the main problems that contribute it for me.

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    theasianlady Female 18-29
    111 posts
    September 4, 2007 at 2:19 am
    Ha, my country`s not even on that list! Whoo!
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    Osama-Popple Female 70 & Over
    1 post
    September 4, 2007 at 2:26 am
    Haha, HUGE surprise there.

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