obesity

  • crematorium

    Extra Charge To Cremate Fat People In U.K. Town

    First it was the extra charge on airlines for very overweight people. Now comes the extra fat charge to have them cremated in a U.K. town. It was a decision made by the council of Warral in Northeastern England based on the fact the fat deceased person needs a...
  • Jennifer livingston

    Bully Calls News Anchor “Fat,” She Calls Him Out On TV

    Anyone in the media knows what it’s like to be criticized by audience member who does not like something you did or said. But to be criticized on how you look and told you’ve got a “community responsibility” to loose weight, well, that is simply another story. This is...
  • A woman walks along the boardwalk while leaving the U.S. Open in New York

    Obesity costing USA more than just its health

    The economic downsides to having a fatter nation are starting to be seen in the United States. There are hundreds of facets of everyday life that are being affected by having such an overweight population, ranging from heavy-duty toilets that can accommodate larger hindquarters to buses burning more fuel....
  • mickeyds

    Man claims to have eaten at 15,000 different McDonald’s restaurants

    A St.Paul Minnesota man claims to have eaten at more than half of the McDonald’s restaurants in the world, and live to tell about it.  Quickly doing the math, if there are 33,000 of the famous chain worldwide, then that means Paul Dickinson has eaten at 15,000 of them....
  • Romania’s fattest man to get posthumous liposuction, two funerals

    Cristian Capatanescu succumbed to multiple organ failure on a Bucharest hospital bed awaiting surgery that would have helped him to lose weight – he was 54. At the time of his death the 184-centimeter-tall man weighed in at around 400 kilograms. Capatanescu’s weight made him the fattest man in...
  • Murder Suspect Claims Innocence–Because He’s Too Fat

    In what is sure to be the first of many such defenses, a 40-year-old pharmaceutical executive accused of murdering his son-in-law maintains he is innocent. His reasoning?  Because he’s too fat to have committed the crime. Edward Ates is 285 lbs and, according to his lawyer, in terrible physical...