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Old 07-14-12, 03:32 PM
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BBC News - "Where are you on the global fat scale?"

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Old 07-14-12, 03:38 PM
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Are you on my fb page?
This has been making the rounds today.
Now fess up!
<--Eritrea
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Old 07-14-12, 03:44 PM
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No, I don't even know your real name.
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Old 07-14-12, 04:15 PM
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I am nameless. Now what country?
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Hmm, can see im a bit fatter than average Danish people - my BMI is 29.

What amaze me a bit is that Australia is so close to USA. Would never have thought that.
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Apparently I'm a Japanese girl. That seems about right
BMI is 20... less than 81% of Canada, yikes! And I always figured I was pretty average, just on the short side.
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My BMI is 24, says im most likely from [h=1]Guatemala and im 66% below national average but 68% higher than global.... hmm[/h]
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BMI is 22 it says and i am from Somalia.. Actually I am from Toledo, Ohio USA.. Close I guess.. says something about 94% below the national average..
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Originally Posted by DataJunkie View Post
Are you on my fb page?
This has been making the rounds today.
Now fess up!
<--Eritrea
You skinny bastage!
I plugged Brad Wiggins height/weight in there and also got Eritrea.

When I put in my own data, it gave me Mauritania.
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Old 07-15-12, 05:28 PM
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lol!
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Nepal -- but that doesn't make sense, DataJunkie is skinnier than me.
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India! Well, Congo, but I love Indian food, so close enough. My BMI is 20. Apparently 44,175,893 tonnes of Human biomass would be removed from Earth if everyone was bloody twiggy as I.
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I've a lower BMI than 71% of males aged 45-59 in the US.
but I have a higher BMI than 66% of males aged 45-59 in the world.

If everyone in the world had the same BMI as you, it would add 35,228,313 tonnes tothe total weight of the world's population.

That is really unsetteling.
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Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
Nepal -- but that doesn't make sense, DataJunkie is skinnier than me.
Nepal is three up from Eritrea. So it is heavier I believe.
I'm skinnier than you? *stares suspiciously at valygrl*
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Old 07-17-12, 07:56 AM
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woah, the countries sort differently for men and women.
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Old 07-17-12, 08:01 AM
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It appears they have indeed broken it down by male and female. Hmm...
I still say you are skinnier.
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I'm most likely someone from Vietnam (I'm actually from Atlanta, GA).

BMI 19

Lower BMI than 93% of American females age 15-29, lower BMI than 75% of females age 15-29 globally...if everyone in the world had the same BMI as me, it would remove 57,268,141 tonnes from the total weight of the world's population.

That's kind of unsettling...
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I'm most like someone from Papua, New Guinea with a BMI of 21. I have a lower BMI than 92% of the females in my country and 76% of females in the world aged 45-59.
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Wow, these statistics are amazing. I find it sad that I have a healthy BMI (21) and I am lower than 92% of my country's male population in my age range.

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Haha, great find! apparently I'm North Korean... BMI 19
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Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
woah, the countries sort differently for men and women.
And by age! I got confused by that as I played around with different settings... apparently Vietnamese girls gain a significant amount of weight between 29 and 30
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25% BMI, which I contest
Below Avg of the US. Lower than 77% of males 30-44
Higher than 59% of the world population 30-44
and apparently I am from [h=1]Mauritius[/h]
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You can't contest BMI, it's just a calculated number. You can contest whether that means you are too fat, if you want. You'll need to post a picture, though. ;->
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Hmm. Well below average for the UK, but above average globally. I appear to be from Senegal. My mother never told me...
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