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On the Lighter Side => That CAN'T be true! => Topic started by: paulat on 05/11/2002 23:05:25

Title: It's not just people that are getting fatter !
Post by: paulat on 05/11/2002 23:05:25
Someone said the other day that the Earth is getting fatter around the middle or something and this is affecting the length of our days - is this true ? Sounds a bit dodgy to me !

PT
Title: Re: It's not just people that are getting fatter !
Post by: NakedScientist on 11/12/2002 12:22:20
It is true, the earth is getting larger around the middle - like people in the West.

Part of the reason for the expansion of people could be that the portions of food we eat are also expanding ! :

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/html/shows/2002.05.05.htm#1

As to the enlargement of the earth :

http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99992628

TNS
Title: Re: It's not just people that are getting fatter !
Post by: Exodus on 22/04/2003 13:19:27
It seems that humans are not the only ones getting lardy!

www.vetdiet.com/en/vorsorge/weightw.html

Thats Economics...
Title: Re: It's not just people that are getting fatter !
Post by: NakedScientist on 22/04/2003 23:19:40
Absolutely agree - we actually covered this on a show almost a year ago, here's the link :

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/html/shows/2002.04.28.htm - the item is about 2/3 of the way down the page, and there is the full length transcript of the story at the bottom of the page.

TNS