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  1. Profile photo of KikiPeepers
    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
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    June 13, 2007 at 11:48 pm
    Link: What the World Eats - What`s on the dinner table for these 15 families across the globe?
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    leb0guyy Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 2:13 am
    WTF is Tingo??
    They didn`t even show Australia or Lebanon. Racist bastards.
    We need pictures of meat pies and sausages.!!
    LOL.FIRST!!
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    SpoonFork Male 30-39
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    June 14, 2007 at 2:20 am
    Dong. lolz.
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    atlacatl Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 2:24 am
    I thought it was nice, and its true food is cheaper in Mexico even though its the same stuff here in the US. Man I wanna go back to my pueblo now haha
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    brutalnz Male 30-39
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    June 14, 2007 at 2:47 am
    hungry germans!
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    metter Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 2:52 am
    1 dollar a week???

    DUDE...wait....what??

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    philitup23 Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 3:36 am
    what i noticed is that every country except the US has a massive amount of fruits and vegetables...yet, we dont..i guess we`re not healthy
    oh well.
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    kingdante87 Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 3:45 am
    I looked for a while and saw only one plate of meat yet the favorite foods were almost always something meaty. I think it made it look like there were more vegetarians in the world then there really is.
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 3:53 am
    metter... not aware of world poverty then, eh? Well, you are American.

    And yeah, everyone else has lots of fruit and veg, America just has brightly coloured packaging and crap, lol.

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    unknownbeing Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 4:04 am
    lol to big bonny`s post. lol the first american one was heapso junk. lol 10th!
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    Suicism Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 4:07 am
    Shutup big-boner and stop ejaculating from your mouth; America is one of the most charitable nations in the world, including whatever pretentious dwelling you may call home.
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    irishgreen Female 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 4:15 am
    I love the Ecuadorian family. They`re so smiley and lovely.
    Did anyone notice how little the family in Chad live on? Compared to the other countries?

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    upendy Female 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 4:18 am
    Yeah, real mature ^.

    This was really cool, should have shown a little more variety (= little less Americans..)

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    jebler Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 4:39 am
    why isnt ther a way to make sarcasm come across in type without looking like a nerd? had a great thing to say but without a sarcastic tone its pointless.
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    thanatos16 Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 4:47 am
    maaaaan.... my family must have been pretty poor living off a military paycheck. 100-150 dollars a week for a family of 5
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    crazy_ell Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 5:27 am
    How Much Did The Mexican Family Drink Coke !
    Its Sad Going From One Of The American Families,
    To One In Chad...
    So Much Difference..
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    Bajatar Female 40-49
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    June 14, 2007 at 5:45 am
    You`ve got to love the first US family ... pure stereotype: Fast food, blinding colours and no fruits/vegetables. Funny that money apparently doesn`t buy you good food compared to poorer countries. Then again all pictures are more or less stereotypical. Nothing you couldn`t expect.
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 5:50 am
    Wow, someone`s calling me "Big Boner" and thinking it`ll offend me! lol.

    And suicism, I come from Britain, you know, where the history comes from?

    And I work for charity.

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    Smollet Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 6:11 am
    ^^^ i think the big-boner might have been the sarcasm....

    and i wont say anything about Bonny being a girls name, but stop your bitchin.

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    Kaoriel Female 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 6:17 am
    Wow. I don`t think I`ve ever seen that much food in my life, let alone in a week - even the family in Chad had more than I`ve seen in a week (although admittedly, I have a lot more water and much more variety). o__o""
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    jadixere Female 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 6:23 am
    i felt sorry for the people in the 3rd world country ont here did u see how much they had??? hardly anything like n what do u do with oats??????and also they didnt show wales which is stupid. and i love how everyone on a add comment always end up arguing over something lmao
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 7:23 am
    Some of those are cool.

    About the Charitable America thing... sortof.
    As a % of GDP though, you`re nowhere near as charitable as Japan or Denmark. Per citizen you fall even further behind against countries like here in Dubai because we`re high money, high expat, and low native population.

    Not to mention you`re not saying whether you`re counting what the population gives away, or what the government gives away, or if you`re only counting nationally, or if you`re only counting internationally, or both.

    If we`re just taking whatever numbers we want, I`d just pick land size.
    You gave under $70`000 per square mile in all 2003 from the whole population.
    We gave $312`000 per square mile in just one incident from a single donor.

    Context is fun. :P

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    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 7:42 am
    WOW! America goes in a way tottaly different from the rest of the world. Have any of you saw that too? American people should try the "The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp" DIET so they could get thinner! It would work i guess.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 7:56 am
    By the way, half the world lives on less than 2 dollars a day.

    Speaking of charity:
    "The developing world now spends $13 on debt repayment for every $1 it receives in grants".

    Which is why no matter what we think of Tony Blair`s other policies, his pushing to eliminate third world debt is something we should all be pushing for, especially saying as the people usually suffering have *nothing* to do with the loans:

    "The poorer the country, the more likely it is that debt repayments are being extracted directly from people who neither contracted the loans nor received any of the money."

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    RMcT Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 8:08 am
    lol.....the chinese family were the Dong family
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    eyesore Female 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 8:37 am
    I was suprised at the English family they had quite good food. I was expecting Turkey Twizzlers and Sunny D or whatever crap people eat lol.
    Did anyone else think those tables look like "You are what you eat?"
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    Orkray Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 8:42 am
    One thing, the pound to dollar ratio they had is very dated... the dollar`s very weak at the moment, so it`s hard to judge how much each group spent.
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    innocent1 Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 8:48 am
    Wow, that family who ate on 1 dollar a week. I generally don`t spend more then 50 a week for five, and I thought I was poor. They seem happy though.
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    bumblecock Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 9:08 am
    The polish girl was cute.
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    23scadu Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 9:10 am
    ha ha all the germans had was beer
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 10:16 am
    the Germans scared me! Look at the oldest kid and the moms eyes... ent
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    iansquall Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 10:22 am
    Lol, I like how every post that mentions America anywhere in it always ends up in a debate. Perhaps I should experiment with this phenomenon...

    Anyway, I did notice the distinct lack of veggies on the Americans` tables, but I also noticed Ramen packages. Ramen ftw.

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    GeMiNi0587 Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 10:45 am
    Newsflash, not all Americans are fat. Honestly, I`ve noticed when going into grocery stores all that processed food, etc is way cheaper than anything healthy, making it hard for many of us who aren`t well off to eat very well.

    Also, I found this. Countries ranked by how fat they are.

    Rank Country %
    1. Nauru 94.5
    2. Micronesia, Federated States of 91.1
    3. Cook Islands 90.9
    4. Tonga 90.8
    5. Niue 81.7
    6. Samoa 80.4
    7. Palau 78.4
    8. Kuwait 74.2
    9. United States 74.1
    10. Kiribati 73.6
    11. Dominica 71.0
    12. Barbados 69.7
    13. Argentina 69.4
    14. Egypt 69.4
    15. Malta 68.7
    16. Greece 68.5
    17. New Zealand 68.4
    18. United Arab Emirates 68.3
    19. Mexico 68.1
    20. Trinidad and Tobago 67.9
    21. Australia 67.4
    22. Belarus 66.8
    23. Chile 65.3
    24. Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) 65.2
    25. Seychelles 64.6

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    kristun666 Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 10:56 am
    that last group spent $500 per week on food!!! wow.
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    NyQ Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 11:04 am
    I think even the conversion to USD is misleading because I don`t think it takes into account market price variations from nation to nation. Nor do I think it accounts for standard of living figures. For instance, while it might seem impressive that a family can live on 5 USD/wk in food, their annual income might only be 1000 USD, but their food cost might be 1/100th of ours in the states. (I`m not sure if all these numbers jive, but I think you get the point.)

    And, right now, the GBP is sitting at roughly 2 USD.

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    littlewooll8 Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 11:34 am
    haha mexico had like 20 bottles of coke in the back
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    IslandLotus Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 11:55 am
    After all this U.S. bashing, let`s not fail to mention that the Brits favorite food is a mayonnaise sandwich. We all know that the Brits are known around the world for their fine cuisine.
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    NyQ Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 12:07 pm
    "my country is better than your country!"

    "huh-uh!"

    *blows raspberry*

    geigh

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    edron122 Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 12:20 pm
    guess it`s a wake up call to the u.s........every other country has at least kinda healthy food but when it got to the u.s section there was all this unhealthy crap.....lol guess the americans are all gonna end up getting fat(well i guess fatter is a better word)heheheh
  40. Profile photo of BigBonny
    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 12:33 pm
    IslandLotus... just like the Americans? lol. You ever hear "American" and "Cuisine" in the same sentence? Plus "bad British cooking" is an old stereotype, as the UK has lots of world class chefs and stuff now.
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    NyQ Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 12:35 pm
    This is not a wake up call to anyone, anywhere, for any reason. If anyone truly believes that any of these 15 families is accurately representative of anything, you`re a fool.

    You can`t take two families, look at what they eat, and generalize that the other 300 million people in that country are the same way.

    Saying "Americans are fat/unhealthy/etc." is no different than saying "Blacks will steal your stereo," "Jews are stingy," or "Chinese people are lousy drivers."

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    Invalok Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 12:39 pm
    I noticed how about 5 out of 15 had a box(es) of frozen / delivery pizza in them.
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    someone? Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 12:53 pm
    does that thing mean 94.5% of people in Nauru are fat o_O.

    (even 74% for america seems high I thought it was like 65).

    also I was unaware they had ritz crackers in kuwai t ;d

  44. Profile photo of Doomlike
    Doomlike Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 1:01 pm
    WTF, 1.26 doller each weaks ? it s*cks in that country. LOL germans spending that much... there really hungry, but I know in reality they just buy alot of beer.
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    dianne Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 1:22 pm
    Dude, you can`t even spell weeks...
  46. Profile photo of KikiPeepers
    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
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    June 14, 2007 at 1:27 pm
    On 6/14/2007 8:08:19 AM RMcT wrote: lol.....the chinese family were the Dong family

    Maybe their kid`s name is Long Duk?

    You`re probably way too young to get that but maybe some people will!

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    dynapyre Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 1:29 pm
    looking at this kinda makes ya feel like a fat pig compared to the other countries, huh? :P

    bigbonny - I see the words "american cuisine" and other variations of such, plenty. Funny how you say that although you`re british, and therefore would have far less authority in the subject compared to an american. "American cuisine" isn`t healthy, but is sure tastes good! :P steak, bbq`ed pork, seafood (course, that`s international), hot dogs, over-topped and overly-fatty pizza, chicken of different varieties (nuggets, strips, rotisserie, bbq) etc etc etc... pwndizzled

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    hannah_h Female 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 1:29 pm
    500 a week on food? Wow.
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    XxSpeedy Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 1:40 pm
    "what i noticed is that every country except the US has a massive amount of fruits and vegetables...yet, we dont..i guess we`re not healthy
    oh well" whats wrong with you here in america were fat ass stupid ass morons. im sure evryone from Europe will smile when they read this comment :)
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    XxSpeedy Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 1:40 pm
    i know you will BigBonny
  51. Profile photo of XxSpeedy
    XxSpeedy Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 1:46 pm
    yeah im american and yes i know were fat and dumb i on the other hand am very smart. now i know that you usually cant say that about yourself only if someone tells you it. but i am and ive been told. and i know theres a lot of f*cked things in this country. obesity, stupidity, extreme stupisity, and extreme obesity, and corrupt goverment cant forget the domestic spying and the oil....well ill leve you at that
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    XxSpeedy Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 1:48 pm
    wow now i feel dumb because of typos haha
  53. Profile photo of UniGirl05
    UniGirl05 Female 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 1:48 pm
    Will everyone stop saying Americans are fat and stupid? I happen to be from America and eat my fruits and veggies everyday, I have fast food less than once a week, and I have to say I live a pretty healthy lifestyle. Everyone needs to stop taking this so seriously because it`s only a gross stereotype of all countries represented.
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    orange_panty Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 2:06 pm
    You can`t call someone or some country "fat" or "not fat" based on just what they eat.. It depends on so much more, like exercise and genetics and culture.

    Being an average American, I know that a lot of people can`t eat right due to money issues. The prices of fruits and veggies, and organic food is astronomical. I see single parents with children who can spend $100 on enough healthy food for maybe 4 days worth of nutritous meals. Or they can spend $100 on cheap, quick to prepare food that`ll last them a good couple of weeks. And those parents can`t afford to take thier kids to the movies or anything on the weekend, so they do what they can and take them to McDonalds so they can have a treat and play in the playground there. It`s not healthy, but "Fat Americans" are trying to get by just like everyone else.

    I have to spend $70 per week on healthy food just for ME. Some just cannot afford that.

    ..The racism is the one thing I don`t like about this

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    nflfisherman Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 2:29 pm
    If anyone here takes these examples as hard facts about every family from each of these countries, than you are even more ignorant than you tried to make yourself out to be. This simple post was suppose to be just a "sneak-peek" of the different cultures around the world based on random families. There is no science here. There are families EVERYWHERE that eat foods that are NOT healthy--and those that ONLY eat healthy. Both sides cannot be represented with only this much information. Please, everyone, think before you type next time!
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    DanoElMano Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 2:31 pm
    Let`s be honest...mostly anything the civilized industrialized world does as charity, particularly us Americans is done as a show. It`s our way of saying "We`re better than you." though none of us are. I honestly wish in a way we would start watching where some of our money goes and maybe help a few people back in the "greatest country on earth".
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    doomyman Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 2:32 pm
    hmmm i know people are taking this lightly and laughing at the dong`s name.i don`t want to sound like a killjoy but i think it shocking to see such difference and inequality in the world
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    Draemur Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 2:35 pm
    This is was their magazine a bit ago. To bad that didnt do my country
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    BurnBurn Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 2:45 pm
    Oh Yeah not all British people are like those twats

    Oh Yes "Geoffry I would love a prawn roostertail"
    yeah no one is like them they look to rick
    O_o WHO THE drat CARES oh yeah on that countries by fat percentage take out all the small islands think about it...

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    Astaria24 Female 30-39
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    June 14, 2007 at 2:52 pm
    Boy do I get tired of all of the U.S. bashing on here lately. I know that our foreign relations aren`t what they should be right now due to the bozo in the White House, but seriously, there are good and bad people in all countries.
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    marchhare123 Male 30-39
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    June 14, 2007 at 3:03 pm
    Where are some of these places (yes i know google it) it looks like Tingo is South America somewhere. And why does that one kid look so pissed in the last picture?
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    dianne Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 3:09 pm
    UniGirl, I have to ask you: How often do you eat candy? How much meat do you eat a day? How big are those servings of fruit and vegetables? How often do you drink soda?

    Our daily serving of meat is supposed to be about 4x4x1 inches thick. That`s IT. We definitely eat way more than that. We (the country) also eat a lot (I mean a LOT) of prepackaged foods. Those are generally -extremely- high in sodium (salt, the use of salt in daily cooking is pretty much nothing compared to the amount in packaged food/soda/etc.). We drink too much sugary drinks, get addicted to caffiene, drink a lot (drink light beer! It`s only got fewer calories, not less alcohol!), and our fresh fruits and vegetables? Well we barely touch them. Sure some people might eat more than others, but you can`t change other people`s eating habits. Just because you might eat more, doesn`t mean the rest of the country does.

    I wish I ate healthier.

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    dianne Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 3:10 pm
    Oh and also, no not all Americans are fat or stupid, but a very sad large majority of Americans ARE.

    I`m rarely proud to say I`m American. Unpatriotic? Hell yeah.

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    ChickenMan Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 3:27 pm
    On 6/14/2007 10:45:05 AM GeMiNi0587 wrote: Tonga 90.8 5.

    Tonga! My brother-in-law is from there!

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    thetoastking Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 3:33 pm
    wheres london, england??!?? we want some toad in the hole and full english breakfast thats the poo.
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    Schooler90 Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 3:34 pm
    Baalthazaq, no offence, but It helps that the UAE is rich off oil....
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    modernbenoni Male 70 & Over
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    June 14, 2007 at 3:35 pm
    !! SpoonFork beat me to the dong comment, also, RMcT, it was the Beijing family who were the dongs. I mean seriously, keep your own name if y` get married to some dude called "dong", it`s all "I`m mr. Dong." ad everybody`s all "lol" >.<
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 3:36 pm
    "Shutup big-boner and stop ejaculating from your mouth; America is one of the most charitable nations in the world, including whatever pretentious dwelling you may call home."

    Yeah. Invading other countries for no reason is really charitable. Notice how originally they said `they have weapons of mass destruction` even though the CIA said they didn`t? Then when Bush finally figures it out, he changes it to War on Terror? We aren`t fighting a war for any reason other than American greed, so shut the hell up Suicism.

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    kidatheart88 Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 3:37 pm
    Did anyone notice how many families had either Pepsi or Coke?
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    catbarf Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 3:41 pm
    "Will everyone stop saying Americans are fat and stupid? I happen to be from America and eat my fruits and veggies everyday, I have fast food less than once a week, and I have to say I live a pretty healthy lifestyle. Everyone needs to stop taking this so seriously because it`s only a gross stereotype of all countries represented."

    A. You still most likely eat more meat, sugar, and other crap than the fit members of other countries.

    B. Americans are fat, greedy, and stupid. This evidenced by obesity (400lb 7-year-old, anyone?), Invasion of Iraq for oil, and the only reason why children don`t fail college testing is because the tests are being made easier and easier so more students pass.

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    dianne Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 3:44 pm
    Actually it`s becoming easier and easier to enlist as well.

    Nobody should ever lower standards. If you`re not good or smart enough to get in, -W O R K harder-!

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    StopSmiling Female 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 4:27 pm
    Wow, I hadn`t heard of a lot of those places. And I can`t believe how little some of those families spent a week, you just don`t realise..

    Shut up about the whole "dong" thing. We know you`re all horny teenage boys, you don`t need to laugh giggle about it.

    I really can`t believe how little money they spent, though. Haha, the American and British families had so much packaging. :-D

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    spongamabob Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 4:32 pm
    amazing
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    thetoastking Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 4:38 pm
    wheres london, england??!?? we want some toad in the hole and full english breakfast thats the poo.
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    thewabbit Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 4:53 pm
    lol @ the US one... chips stacked to the ceiling... :\

    it was kind of interesting how the poorer people ate better. (healthier, not more...)

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    Lyannovitch Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 4:57 pm
    Some of you guys are really boring....Stop with the attacking of Americans and vice versa.....Of course you like the country you live in.....you`re living in it!

    No need to make propaganda for your country, we know it`s great!

    So for all you people with a low self-esteem....Your country is the best country in the whooooolllllleee world....

    Now, quiet time! Just enjoy this site and stop arguing, you big babies!

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    neojester12 Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 5:16 pm
    True dat.
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    desie Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 5:17 pm
    wow. one family eats off of a dollar a week.
    and others eat off of like 300 dollars.. wow.
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 5:27 pm
    I love the Italian, Mexican, and Chinese food allotment for the seven day span.

    I know we are not allowed to post comments that are actually about the link but i`m trying something new.

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 5:29 pm
    Lol @ the UAE is rich off oil.

    Sure, all we have is oil.

    Well... unless you count:
    We are the single most diversified Arab nation with only 15% of our revenue coming currently from oil, and Dubai actually exports less oil than Belgium. Our Aluminium industry brings in revenues at about a third of what the US + Canada do combined. (Despite having what I can only assume is ~250th of the resources).

    Dubai is mainly tourism, not oil, and furthermore, we aren`t taxed. So our money isn`t sponged off the population either, quite the reverse. :P

    In any case, I don`t get why you`re bringing it up. My only point was that out of context, you can just say "XXXXXX is the most charitable country".

    It`s not like the US has no oil, isn`t one of the largest countries on earth, doesn`t have particularly arable land, doesn`t have the largest collection worldwide of untapped resources, etc.

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    jnettie Female 30-39
    23 posts
    June 14, 2007 at 5:45 pm
    Mmmm, Go Cat and Bakers, yum. Apart from that I could live with the Baintrees.
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    RPGillespie Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 6:23 pm
    I bet the whole purpose of that post was to make fun of Americans because everyone knows that all Americans are fat idiots who eat McDonalds everyday for dinner. WRONG. In case you are a complete idiot yourself, that is what`s known as a stereotype. First of all, a very small percentage of Americans eat fast food every day. The reason everyone sees us that way is because our population is so big that it amounts to be millions of people that are obese and eat excessive fast food. I`m sure that there are British, Italian, or even Germans who struggle with obesity and eat fast food. Stop the stereotyping and find normal Americans to make example`s out of.
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    bromley1 Male 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 6:54 pm
    hey where was the Canadian family? I mean, i guess our food brands and budgets and diets are pretty much the same as the American ones, (canadian entry would look similar) but still would have been nice to see a Canadian entry.

    RPGillespie, I totally agree. there are people from every developed country that struggle with weight and eat fast food. Its definitely a sterotype to assume that North Americans (Canadians get that sterotype too) are all fast-food eating and overweight. North America has lots of people who eat too much, and we have our share of people who barely have any food as well. so nobody should sterotype us, these pictures dont apply to every family.

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    Varifael Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 7:26 pm
    There was that $500 family...with beer. Just lots and lots of beer if I`m not mistaken. I laughed at that.
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    Tjames Male 18-29
    294 posts
    June 14, 2007 at 8:12 pm
    God, grow the f*** up. America is just a country, and people are people. Your stereotypes are beyond irrelevant.

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    Tjames Male 18-29
    294 posts
    June 14, 2007 at 8:15 pm
    30.5% of americans are obese. And 64% are overweight. In the end, 46% are at healthy weights.
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    JAK-STEEL Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 8:21 pm
    that made me hungrey
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    Himchicken Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 8:25 pm
    Was it just me or was there too much Coke.
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    violingirl77 Female 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 8:30 pm
    This makes me SO proud to be an American, land of the obese!
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    r-chill Female 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 8:49 pm
    wow its so sad looking at the american familys compared to everyone else and its so sad how they have so much more fruits and vegetables then us
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    thebeast12 Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 9:35 pm
    bush spends millions of dollars on bombs tring to make the world better or something while there are people, in Africa starving
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    thebeast12 Male 13-17
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    June 14, 2007 at 9:37 pm
    BUSH SPENDS MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON BOMBS CREATING DEATH SHOWERS WHILE 40000 CHILDREN DIE OF STARVAITION
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    kph155 Male 13-17
    528 posts
    June 14, 2007 at 9:53 pm
    ^idiot

    Anyways, we give TONS of money to poor Africa, its not our fault if it gets stolen by insurgents

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    kph155 Male 13-17
    528 posts
    June 14, 2007 at 9:54 pm
    Besides, other countries eat like us, how about the German family with a table full of beer? or the Russian with a table of JUST candy?
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    LaChica Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 9:57 pm
    o.o Germany spends the most money.
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    kph155 Male 13-17
    528 posts
    June 14, 2007 at 10:00 pm
    IslandLotus... just like the Americans? lol. You ever hear "American" and "Cuisine" in the same sentence? Plus "bad British cooking" is an old stereotype, as the UK has lots of world class chefs and stuff now.

    O, and of course we dont have that either! *sarcasm*

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    Vanwa Female 13-17
    357 posts
    June 14, 2007 at 10:53 pm
    Oh yeah. The AMERICAN family eats the pizza.

    Can we say steryotype much?

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    Bekll Female 18-29
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    June 14, 2007 at 10:58 pm
    I wanna try mutton dumplings. :)
    Almost every picture had bananas... huh.
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    Bekll Female 18-29
    1984 posts
    June 14, 2007 at 11:07 pm
    "I have fast food less than once a week, and I have to say I live a pretty healthy lifestyle..."
    UniGirl05... once a week is still pretty bad. I eat fast food five times a YEAR max.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    June 15, 2007 at 12:22 am
    America doesn`t give all that much to Africa unless you count Egypt, also according to Christian Aid:

    "Sub-Saharan Africa is a massive $272 billion worse off because of “free” trade policies forced on them as a condition of receiving aid and debt relief."

    Not to mention where your aid goes .. Since 1949, the US has given over $85 billion in aid to Israel to support their military. Similar to Egypt, and by comparison negligible amounts to Somalia/Ethiopia.

    I`m not picking on the US, most of all foreign aid has "tags" to it, but when it comes to % of GNP/GDP /GNI given, you were the single stingiest industrialized nation on earth until 2001, now second worst to Greece.

    Read sections 1-4. (Short).

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    absolutmofo Female 18-29
    274 posts
    June 15, 2007 at 12:50 am
    Stereotypes are funny. Like the Germans with the beer; and the Americans with the pizza.; and the Japanese with the sushi, etc etc.

    Btw, can anoyone confirm whether the eldest German child was male or female?

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    tluvsdolfins Female 30-39
    100 posts
    June 15, 2007 at 1:12 am
    leb0guyy, this was just a story on a book, i`m sure other countries are in the book.
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    kmdavis85 Female 18-29
    605 posts
    June 15, 2007 at 2:03 am
    On 6/15/2007 12:50:36 AM absolutmofo wrote: Btw, can anoyone confirm whether the eldest German child was male or female?

    Whatever it was, it was not very happy to be in that picture...

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    sgdp Female 18-29
    553 posts
    June 15, 2007 at 2:37 am
    I love how they show dog/cat food :|
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    lieunym Female 18-29
    458 posts
    June 15, 2007 at 4:13 am
    Die leb0guyy >:(

    Checked out the other pictures when I was done with the first slide. Cool site.

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    OrangeCrow Female 18-29
    1200 posts
    June 15, 2007 at 4:40 am
    Pretty interesting stuff. I love seeing comparisons of how different cultures live (or eat in this case).
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    Devi3000 Female 18-29
    1497 posts
    June 15, 2007 at 6:42 am
    All of them except two spend WAAAAAY to much money on food. Do mexicans really eat that much drating sugar? I mean did you see all that crap? And the black family? No drating wonder blacks, and mexicans are gaining speed in being the fat bastards of society.

    Don`t mind me. I`m just bitter cause all I have in my fridge is a half a packet of Splenda, a stick of butter with coffee grounds stuck to it, and one hairy tomato.

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    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
    777 posts
    June 15, 2007 at 7:40 am
    mmm... Ulaanbaatar.

    Well (embarrassed), at least the family from North Carolina had some grapes.
    Wow, that sounded pathetic, even to me.

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    burjo7 Male 18-29
    175 posts
    June 15, 2007 at 10:45 am
    when you are on the Sicily one, take a good close look...... then click next....... spot the difference
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    thebeast12 Male 13-17
    108 posts
    June 15, 2007 at 1:06 pm
    kph ur a dumass germany dosnt spend there money on bombs
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    zintosion Male 13-17
    400 posts
    June 16, 2007 at 8:05 am
    mmmm food...
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    heartinacage Male 13-17
    18 posts
    June 20, 2007 at 10:57 am
    Europeans stereotype Americans as being fat and stupid, and yet we`re the only Super Power in the world...
    How`d you guys manage to allow fat and stupid twits to control the world?
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    youth Female 18-29
    882 posts
    June 21, 2007 at 2:59 pm
    NO-ONE else has mentioned how the pole`s family dish was "pigs knuckles". where exactly are their knuckles? is this a blonde thing to say?

    also, i think it would have been interesting to see a picture from a country such as Cuba, where hardly any american TNC products are found in the everyday Cuban home. There`d be no Coke or Pepsi, but TuKola instead. And lots of pork, potatoes, rice and kidney beans.

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    Mbirdgurl Female 13-17
    920 posts
    July 22, 2007 at 1:01 pm
    Man oh man...

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