Health Experts Want to Ban the Night-Bus-Home-Burger

Doctors want to do something for our own good again, the interfering so-called experts, with their anger this time turning on the habit of eating on public transport. We should be made to stop doing it, they say, so we have a banana when we get home instead. An unlikely turn of events when there are biscuits and sausages in the house, but there you go. Read More >>

Why Two Guys Are Building a Massive Island Out of Fat

Just north of Amsterdam’s most famous canals, there’s an island of fat bobbing up and down in the sea by a wharf in a former shipyard. Right now it’s the size of a Volkswagen Beetle and weighs a metric tonne, but its creators, Mike Thompson and Arne Hendricks, say it will be big enough to walk on one day. Thompson and Hendricks are designers by trade, and they’ve been working on their island of fat for years. They call it Fatberg, with a capital “F,” and one day, when it’s big enough to stand on, they hope to tow it the North Pole. Read More >>

Museum Makes Art Out of a Fatberg

The Museum of London is about to make an exhibition of the most perfect artistic metaphor for the state of the nation, with part of the massive Whitechapel Fatberg to be chipped off, encased within an airtight module, then put on display as a lesson for humanity. Read More >>

New £20 Note Might be Safe for Vegans to Eat

The Bank of England and its note printing partners are experimenting with a new manufacturing process that does away with the small quantities of rendered animal fat tallow that are present in the new £5 and forthcoming polymer £10 notes, with a chance that the option might be ready in time for the introduction of the new £20 note in 2020. Read More >>

Over 900 Stuck Fat People Needed Rescuing by the Fire Brigade Last Year

Stats showing how many times our various fire brigades were called out to rescue obese people have been assembled, showing that a total of 944 of the super-obese needed help getting out of their homes last year. Read More >>

McDonald’s Plan to Put Fitness Trackers in Happy Meals is a Cruel Joke [Updated]

Letting kids eat a lot of McDonald’s is a great way to make them fat. But sometimes parents can’t resist buying food that’s so cheap and addictive. Thankfully, the geniuses at McDonald’s have happily come up with a solution for every potential heart condition that rolls into a Mickey D’s drive-through. Read More >>

Watch How Different Camera Lenses Can Make You Look Fatter

The camera really does add 10 pounds. Here’s a good look at the effect that different lenses and barrel distortion can have when it comes to making you look fat on camera. The GIF from Jim Zub starts by showing a person’s face with a 20mm lens and then goes all the way up to 200mm, you basically watch his face and hair expand right before your very eyes. Read More >>

The Problem With the New Chocolate Substitute is the Problem With All Food Substitutes

There’s a new form of chocolate out there that wants to replace confectionary as we know it. The reason it’s not going to is the same reason all substitute foods keep failing to deliver on their promises: accurately replicating food is almost impossible. Read More >>

More People Are Obese Than Underweight

The world is getting fatter. But now a study by researchers from Imperial College London suggests we’ve reached a new milestone, with more people in the world being classified as obese than underweight for the first time. Read More >>

Facebook Bans Feeling Fat

Had an extra helping at dinner? Downed a pint of ice cream for desert? Inhaled entire sticks of butter to fill the emptiness inside? You probably want a little sympathy for the fact that you now feel terrible. For the love of god, pull yourself together. Facebook doesn't want to hear it. Read More >>

Animal Protein Added to Smoking/Salt/Sugar/Fat/Carbs Early Death List

Feeling smug about eating a high-protein diet? Too bad, you may still die young like the rest of the carb-bloated population, with researchers suggesting a diet loaded with animal protein can increase the likelihood of developing serious diseases to a similar level to that seen in smokers. Read More >>

Flabby Coppers are Failing Compulsory Fitness Tests

Freedom of Information requests have unearthed some poor fitness levels among certain police forces, with 363 officers across 27 UK forces failing to puff their way through their new compulsory fitness exams. Read More >>

The Science of Fat

If you're anything like over sixty per cent of Americans, you've got a few pounds of fat you could stand to lose. If you saw what a pound of body fat actually looks like, you might be double-motivated. Yet there are a tonne of misconceptions about fat—some of which could inform mistakes in our weight-loss endeavors. Let's see if we can't cut through some of the misinformation with a little bit of knowledge. Read More >>

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The Science Behind Why Fat Tastes So Good

It's the end of January, and that means New Year's resolutions swearing off chocolate and chips and all the other delicious fatty foods are just starting to bend. Who can blame you, really? Here's a rundown on the science of fat, and why it's so hard to resist. Read More >>