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Famous People with High IQs

One’s IQ is akin to one’s income or weight: you don’t brag about it, and it’s rude to ask about it. But celebrities have a hard time keeping anything secret, especially when they’ve graduated from Yale or MIT. Then there are those famous folks whom you may be surprised to find they have a high [...]

World’s Fattest Wiener Dog

This wiener dog had a wee bit too many wieners. Meet Obie, a 70-pound five-year-old dachshund who weighed twice the normal weight of its breed. He was fed nearly to death by his elderly owners, who had to give him [...]

Tiny’s Weight Loss

When fat cat Tiny came to live at the Fredericton SPCA in New Brunswick, California, he weighed over 30 pounds. That was in December. Nine months later, Tiny has last over a third of his weight! Yesterday’s weigh-in had the cat at 19 pound and 11 ounces. See a series of photographs showing the shrinking [...]

Your Olympic Athlete Body Match

Olympic athletes come in all shapes and sizes, from tall basketball players and hefty weightlifters to tiny gymnasts. The BBC has a widget that can match your height and weight to the nearest London 2012 athlete. Just enter your stats and find out who matches you. Since I don’t know my weight, the results pictured [...]

World’s Growing Obesity is Like Adding an Extra Billion People

Want to rile up a Malthusian? Tell ‘em that not only there will be billions more people on Earth, there will be billions more FAT people! According to researchers from the London School of Hygiene [...]

The Size of a Jelly Molecule as Estimated by Jelly Electrophoresis

(Image credit: Flickr user Brandie Kajino) by Gregory J. Crowther Department of Physiology & Biophysics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington   Despite the importance of jelly as a sandwich ingredient, its molecular structure remains poorly understood. We therefore attempted a preliminary characterization of the jelly molecule using a novel technique we call “jelly electrophoresis.” Jelly electrophoresis is a methodological [...]

What Exactly is Quicksand?

Quicksand is a staple hazard of adventure movies, TV shows and video games. Whenever a minor character needs to be killed off quickly, the hero needs someone to rescue, or danger needs to be introduced without calling the villain in, quicksand is there to fulfill the task and swallow an explorer whole. Conveniently, there’s always [...]

11 Cool Gadgets to Help Geeks Lose Weight

Let’s be honest, many of us are interested in losing weight, but it just seems so tedious. The trick is to find something that works with your lifestyle so you can maintain your interest. That’s why Weighthacker’s list of gadgets to help geeks lose weight is so useful for those of us with an interest [...]

Skiis for Wheelchair Wheels

Don’t be limited by the snow. Wheelblades clip onto the front wheels of wheelchairs. They distribute weight over a broader space, so they won’t get stuck in light snow. Patrick Mayer, the inventor, hopes to begin selling them in October. Link -via Technabob | Official Website

Should Hospitals Ban Fat Employees?

Our health care professionals have been haranguing us for years to lose a few pounds – so is it fair for us to expect that people working for the hospital to be, well, not [...]