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 ton, but its creators, Mike Thompson and Arne Hendriks, say it will be big enough to walk on one day. Thompson and…
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.
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…
There’s a new form of chocolate out there that wants to replace candy 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.
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.
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 like shit. For the love of god, pull yourself together. Facebook doesn't want to hear it.
The answer to this question may surprise you. And in fact, according to a recent British Medical Journal article discussing this issue, few health professionals — including doctors, dieticians, and personal trainers — know the correct answer.
Forget instant oatmeal, in the outdoors you should be eating like a king. Here's how to cook the breakfast of bearded champions: bacon, eggs and fried potatoes over a campfire.
Cat owners may claim that their pets love ice cream and doughnuts, but it's the fat they enjoy. The taste receptor for sweet is encoded in two genes. In cats, a chance mutation appears to have broken one of these genes. That's why tigers, lions, and your kitty will never have a sweet tooth.
The delicious diabetes drink commonly known as soda is a true scientific wonder. We know it's crap but we love it anyway. CrazyRussianHacker wanted to show just how much crap (and sugar) is in one bottle of Coke so he boiled out all the water in the soda to see what was leftover. The refreshing soda becomes this…
If you're anything like over sixty percent 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 ton of misconceptions about fat—some of which could inform mistakes in our weight-loss endeavors.…
Don't worry, what you're looking at isn't exactly real but actually a full replica of fatty tissue in a human body. Not that it makes it any better because that's pretty much how fat looks like inside your body. Which, well, oh my god gross. I don't want a single ounce of this slimy goopy jiggle on my body anymore.
It's the end of January, and that means New Year's resolutions swearing off chocolate and fries 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.
When humans finally give up on this world and return to the sea, we’re going to have to learn to dive deep. To do that, we may need to borrow a few genes from the humble copepod, and pack ourselves with fat.
Dear God. A hunk of "festering food fat" the size of a bus has been removed from a sewer beneath southwest London.
Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released maps of American obesity that pegged the country's Southern states as the fattest at Fat Camp USA. Now, a study out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham is taking the CDC to task. Southerners aren't the fattest, the study concludes, they're just…
Everybody knows about using oil as a fuel source, but London is putting a new spin on the concept. Soon the city will be mining its own sewers to bring up glorious globs of old cooking grease and melting them down into fuel. Delicious.
Postprandial weight gain is all a matter of timing. In the short term-I mean the very short term-any food and drink that you put into your body will make you exactly that much heavier. Eat a pound of marshmallows, and you'll have added one pound to your mass, at least until your body starts to excrete the food or use…
Put down those bear claws. No, both of them! Researchers at Trinity College Dublin have found that once you're fat, you're probably just going to get fatter.
Do you think obesity rates in the United States are on the rise? Despite what you've heard, they're not. The Centers for Disease Control says obesity rates plateaued for men, women, and children in the late 2000s.