Friday, May 7, 2010

America's Fattest Cities

Perhaps the United States of America might decide to tone up its image by liposucking Texas from the Union. Men's Health has published their new fattest city rankings, in what in my estimation is one of the ultimate nurture rather than nature statistics, and Texas, ummmm, weighs heavily(?) with once again placing 5 in the top 10. Their methodology:
To arrive at our rankings, we calculated the percentage of people who are overweight, the percentage with type 2 diabetes, the percentage who haven't left the couch in a month (CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System); the money spent on junk food (Bureau of Labor Statistics); and finally, the number of people who ate fast food nine or more times in a month (Mediamark Research).
So while it is far from scientific, it measures the confluence of sloth, gluttony, and potentially poverty induced predilection for cheap food. The final rankings with primary influencing factor (apologies - not to be taken seriously):

Ok, I give up on the formatting.

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CITY

Corpus Christi
Charleston, WV
El Paso, TX
Dallas, TX
Memphis, TN
Kansas City, MO
San Antonio, TX
Baltimore, MD
Houston, TX
Birmingham, AL
Durham, NC
Jacksonville, FL
Lubbock, TX
Buffalo, NY
Philadelphia, PA
Riverside, CA
Oklahoma City
New Orleans, LA
Jersey City, NJ
Las Vegas, NV




City wide free WiFi
Can't read the nutritional info
World's Largest Krispy Kreme
Transplants from LA, KS, and OK
Blood samples showing high amounts of BBQ
See above.
Rising since Whataburger relocated from Corpus
Sheltered lives spent w/in bulletproof bunkers
Air quality induced hormonal imbalance
Charles Barkley
Self-loathing for harboring the Duke bball team.
Stress induced reaction to Super Bowl press
Any aggies or longhorns care to weigh in here?
Snowed in for 9 months out of the year.
Wiz widdout.
Depression from
Sonic HQ
Two words: Gum. Bo.
Union wiseguys "working" on the construction job
Slot machines