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Being fat will soon be ‘normal’ in America, study.

In 2007, adult, amazing story, American News, Crazy news, food, health, Human Interest, mens health, mexico, Odd News, science, Society, study, United States, USA, World News, world record, Worlds most on July 19, 2007 at 7:09 pm

Fat the new skinny?

Fashion USA 2015?

 

Forget your worries about Global Warming, Al Qaeda, Bird Flu, hurricanes, earthquakes and stupid Presidents…

Apparently, America is eating itself to death. Yep, that fat epidemic we all keep hearing about is set to define our era like the plague defined the middle ages.

And just when you thought it was safe to take that next trip to McDonalds, they come out with this!

Scientists and researchers from the Johns Hopkins University have concluded that if Americans keep stacking the pounds on at the current rate of pace, 75% of people in the good old US of A will be overweight in just 8 years time.

That compares to 66% of US adults considered overweight in 2004, says The Daily Mail:

“Obesity is a public health crisis. If the rate of obesity and overweight continues at this pace, by 2015, 75 per cent of adults and nearly 24 per cent of U.S. children and adolescents will be overweight or obese,” Dr. Youfa Wang, who led the study, said in a statement.

 They defined adult overweight and obesity using a standard medical definition called body mass index. People with a BMI of 25 or above are considered overweight, while those with BMIs of 30 or above are obese and at serious risk of heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.

The report comes as 11 of America’s largest food and beverage companies agreed to take the token step of ‘limiting’ junk food advertising during children’s TV shows.
Meanwhile, in other fat news, Mexican Manuel Uribe Garza, otherwise known as the fattest man in the world, will undergo surgery in Italy, according to ABCnews.com:

Italian surgeon Giancarlo DeBernardinis told Agence France-Presse, “We will hold a meeting in the coming days to work out the details of the hospitalization and to prepare the operating theater and the appropriate surgical tools.”
Uribe drew worldwide attention when he appeared on the Televisa television network in January.

For the past five years, Uribe has been bedridden. He keeps a television and a computer he uses to update his Web site near his iron bed.

“People think that I can eat a whole cow, but it’s not just overeating, it’s also a hormonal problem,” Uribe said

Manuel has reportedly weighed in at 1,235 pounds, that’s about 560 kilograms for metric lovers like me.

Good luck to him, I say!

And good eating to you all.

World’s fattest man,

An interview with Guillermo…

Here’s a lovely list of some of the more serious effects obesity can have on human health!

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Family throws out grandmother with the garbage.

In 2007, Family, Futurama, Human Interest, India, Odd News, Society, Uncategorized, World News on July 19, 2007 at 4:20 pm

As in most cultures, families in India are very important part of life.

So when I found this article, I thought it was a rather bizarre moment in family disunity.

A family squabble over who should look after an ill relative has left a grandmother dumped in a rotting heap of garbage, The Hindustan Times of India reports:

A local couple, Periaswamy and Mohanasundari, found the semi-paralyzed Chinnammal Palaniappan. She told them she had been living with the family of the youngest of her three daughters, who would quarrel incessantly over who should take care of their infirm mother.

On Saturday night, Sarasa, the daughter, allegedly told her two sons to take their grandmother to a spot from where she could never return. The boys bundled Chinnammal into an autorickshaw and threw her on the dump.

Crazy Solution:

Perhaps someone could invent some sort of Futurama style old people facility.

Just a thought….

75-year-old downloads movies in 2 seconds, fastest net connection in world.

In 2007, 21st century, amazing story, California, Crazy news, EU, europe, Odd News, science, Science & Technology, Sweden, technology, World News, Worlds most on July 19, 2007 at 3:02 am

 

Sweden may be ranked number one in The Economist Intelligence Units Index of Democracy (who would have guessed), but now it can lay claim to another big hand waving #1 honour.

75-year-old Swede Sigbritt Lothberg is the owner of “what is believed to be” the fastest residential internet uplink in the world.

She uses technology so fast that it can download a movie in just 2 seconds by allowing the sending of data between two routers placed up to 1,240 miles apart, without any transponders in between.

MSNBC.com reports:

 Hafsteinn Jonsson, head of the Karlstad city network unit and Lothberg’s son, Peter, worked together to install the connection.

“We wanted to show that that there are no limitations to Internet speed,” he said.

Peter Lothberg, who is a networking expert, said he wanted to demonstrate the new technology while providing a computer link for his mother.

“She’s a brand new Internet user,” Lothberg said by phone from California, where he lives. “She didn’t even have a computer before.”

His mother isn’t exactly making the most of her high-speed connection. She only uses it to read Web-based newspapers.

Så njuta av din långsam så helvete Internet tjänst förloraren!

What The? Porsche thief fails first attempt, heads back to station for another go.

In 2007, amazing story, asia, Cars, Crazy news, crime, entertainment, Malaysia, Nicolas Cage, Odd News, Places, police, porsche, World News on July 19, 2007 at 1:34 am

 

It seemed like the perfect car crime.

A smartly dressed man in an expensive looking suit strolls into a classy car dealership in Penang, Malaysia

He’s acting pretty cool, a little too cool. He could almost be Nicolas Cage Gone in 60 Seconds cool, almost.

In fact, by the sounds of it this guy actually thought he was Nicolas Cage in the movie Gone in 60 Seconds. Randall ‘Memphis’ Raines was the character.

He’s soon met on the showroom floor by an unsuspecting saleswoman and soon he has got his eye on a brand new, shiny black Porsche.

Malaysian Newspaper The Star reports:

Flashing a cheque book, a smartly-dressed man coolly asked for the keys to a sports car at a showroom here yesterday. 

He got into the RM963,000 Porsche 911 Targa 4, started the engine, and to the horror of the salespersons there, crashed the car through the showroom’s glass pane and drove off at top speed. 

But he had not factored in one thing – fuel. The car ran out of petrol just 2km away and police found the car within 30 minutes at Hujung Perusahaan Dua in Prai.  

A salesgirl, who declined to be named, said the man, who wore a suit, came into the showroom at about 1.50pm, holding a cheque book as he viewed the car.  

“He then asked for the keys to start the engine. Before I knew it, he drove the car through the glass pane and sped off,” she said.  

Wow! Almost had it buddy. $280,000 US dollars worth of machine could have been all yours.

But, wait a minute!

The story doesn’t just end there folks.

According to The New Straits Times our car thief was so dam cool, he decided to try again.

When local police found the car ditched, they took it back to the local district headquarters for safe keeping.

But what a shock it would be when it was discovered that the thief had kept the keys, organised himself a canister of petrol, somehow snuck into the police headquarters, and managed to start her up.

He even got the car to the edge of the HQ perimeter, only being spotted as he pulled out onto the roadway.

However, the thief was not second time lucky.

Roadblocks were somehow hastily set up and police believe the thief had himself a case of cold feet.

The 911Targa 4 was quickly recovered and put under lock and key, this time with sufficient security.

Investigators have managed to get their hands on a photo of the tenacious thief, who is still at large.

Amazing!

Crazy Quote:
“Having sex or boosting cars?… Um, oo! Uh. How about having sex WHILE boosting cars?”


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