Earlier this week, I saw the Economist's chart column posted a map of obesity in the United States. I'm not sure what inspired them, the data comes from a CDC report that is not, as far as I can tell, particularly new. (For a real treat, scroll to the very bottom and watch the animated map of the U.S. getting fatter since 1986.)
Then, over the course of the week,....
the two viral videos I ended up playing repeatedly were the after-school-project-turned-awesomesause, Hot Cheetos & Takis,
and the new offering from friends-of-TRMS, The Gregory Brothers, of a man extolling the virtues of a Five Guys bacon cheeseburger.
But just now I ran into yet another map; this one from Pew's new report finding a majority of Americans overweight or obese in all 50 states:
So OK interwebs... whaddayatryinasay?
*I should point out that both of the maps are based on BMI, with >24 being overweight and >30 being obese. As a >24 BMIer (27.6, if you must), I don't agree with this method of measurement.