Monday, January 07, 2008

Not such a small world anymore

No, I’m not talking about The World is Flat. More like the world is fat.

The "It's A Small World" ride at Disneyland will shut down the ride this January for 10-months so they can make the water canals deeper and build stronger boats. People are fatter nowadays and are causing the boats to bottom out in the middle of the ride.

Waist-lines are getting wider - the Los Angeles Times reports that the average sized man weighed 166lbs in 1960. In 2002 the average man weighed 191lbs.

Where else are you seeing the “growth” of America? Post a comment.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

In the seat next to me on the CTA. But I still am a fan of public transportation.