Surprise! Guys Less Likely to Think They’re Overweight (Even if They Are)

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It’s 2013. It’s okay for women to fix cars and wear pants (both metaphorical and literal), and guys are allowed to cry and rear children. We are all allowed to think we’re gross. Standing in front of the mirror and frowning at your tummy is no longer just constrained to the “gentler of sexes.”

Except for that science says it totally is. And you can’t argue with science.

Sure, science tried to put a pretty face on it, saying almost one quarter of the men who participated in the (apparently open) study “guessed their weight range was at least one category less than it was in reality.” Yeah, okay, science, we get it: Men think they’re leaner then they are. Some of them, anyway.

Meanwhile, 27 percent of women (more than a quarter, FYI) overestimated their weight categories, as compared to 12 percent of men, while the UK reports 58 percent of resident women and 68 percent of resident men are obese.

Also, one last thing: ‘Science’ in this case was actually a largely unscientific study from The Guardian. The only science involved was the science of setting up a poll.

But still. It’s science-esque, and that’s what counts.

For more details, and a chance to throw in your two cents (and ten ‘stone’, as the case may be), check out the report from The Guardian.

H/T Neatorama + PicThx PlusInfo

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Aussie McDonald’s Goes ‘Macca’s’ for Australia Day


I’m going to start thinking of a kangaroo pun now, but in the meantime, here’s the deal.

Everyone has their cute little nickname for McDonald’s. It’s a fast food staple. We can’t help it. Mickey D’s, the Golden Arches, Ronald’s Place, Supersize-Me-Guy’s Tiny Square of Heaven. In Australia, it’s Macca’s, at least according to 55% of the entire population. Well, 55 is the magic number down under, because 13 locations throughout the country are changing their signs from McDonald’s to Macca’s, starting this week in celebration of Australia day. Mike Lollback, chief marketing officer for McDonald’s Australia said this:

“What better way to show Aussies how proud we are to be a part of the Australian community than by changing our store signs to the name the community has given us?”

I think I would start with free food, but to each his own.

The change, though temporary, started Tuesday in Sydney and Queensland and is said to “reflect McDonald’s place in Australia.”

Macca’s anybody?

H/T Finance News + PicThx Food World News