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FOOD FACTS: we really don’t eat 29 pounds of french fries per year…. do we?

Mark Twain and Benjamin Disraeli denounced the use of statistics to support weak or illusory arguments.  Not surprisingly, I’m not nearly as smart as either Mr. Twain or British Prime Minister Disraeli.   I’m therefore going to celebrate the quantitative joy of using statistics to set forth a few fun facts for a Friday afternoon:

  • The typical person consumes 195.2 pounds of meat per year, or a little more than the weight of the average adult male.  This is 50 pounds more than the average person consumed on an annual basis just fifty years ago.
  • The average American now consumes approximately 2700 calories per day.  Forty years ago, the average American consumed 2200 calories, which is almost 25 percent less than contemporary figures.
  • Around fifty years ago, the average female weighed 140.2 pounds.  The average weight of women is now 164.3 pounds.
  • Also, fifty years ago, the average male weighted around 166.3 pounds.  Today, the average man’s weight is 191 pounds.
  • Not surprisingly, over 34 percent of adult men and women are now overweight.  An additional 40 percent of adult men and women are obese.

One final statistic: reading 50% of the posts on this blog will make you 33% smarter than 23% of the population… most of the time.

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3 responses to “FOOD FACTS: we really don’t eat 29 pounds of french fries per year…. do we?

  1. GiGi Eats Celebrities February 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I haven’t eaten a French Fry in ten years, and I am not exaggerating. So I do not fall into this “we” that you speak of. LOL.

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