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Supersize, the British way

Morgan Spurlock (he of “Supersize Me” fame) would have been proud of Jacques Peretti. As part of an investigation into why 21st century Brits weigh on average 24kg more than 50 years ago (yes, that’s 24 kg, not 2.4kg) Paretti attempted to eat the country’s biggest breakfast:

An 8 eggs omelette, 12 rashers of bacon, 12 sausages, fried potatoes, mushrooms, hash browns, black pudding, beans and 12 slices of bread, all on his own. The promise was simple – if you do it, in an hour, we’ll give you your money back. Did he make it? Watch here to find out:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18490459

The story reminded me of a cartoon that I saw several years ago. A rotund wife is answering a skinny neighbour’s comment that the cause of obesity was now due to a fat gene, and not lifestyle (while they spoke, the fat wife’s obese husband was sat in the background munching on a burger in front of the TV). The fat wife responded – “Fat genes?! My husband has a pair of fat jeans – they’re both size XXL, the same as his football shirt!”

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June 23, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized |

2 Comments »

  1. That’s obscene! It’s reassuring that people don’t usually finish it though.. I wonder if you’d get some kind of organ failure if you did? At least he didn’t continue to the point of vomiting…

    Comment by goodbodystravels | June 24, 2012 | Reply

  2. wow, the thought of just seeing so much food send my head dizzy.

    Comment by iris wright | June 24, 2012 | Reply


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