The Pooh Pit

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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:16 pm

CONGRATULATIONS MR & MRS PIP :clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby Batty » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:26 pm

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Going to my school was an education in itself. Which is not to be confused with actually getting an education (Schultz)
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby chris.ph » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:49 pm

as above again :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby Batty » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:52 pm

chris, I think we've got it covered! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:05 am

Pip's Had A Baby! (Updated version)

Sleepless nights, parental fights,
The tiredness makes you snappy.
The footie's gone, no wine and song,
Your life now one big nappy.

Then Harry walks, then Harry talks
And calls you mum and pappy.
He makes you see, all kids' TV,
Like Scooby Doo and Scrappy.

When Harry's sick, something just clicks,
You panic and act flappy.
And his first curse, there's nothing worse,
It makes you mad and whappy.

You moan and groan, when he wants a phone
With all the trendy appy.
Your past is done, your race is run.
But.....I bet you're bloody happy!
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:48 pm

Some very interesting statistics; 8-)

BBC June 18 2012 wrote:Using World Health Organization data from 2005, the scientists worked out that the average global body weight was 62kg (137lb). But there were huge regional differences. In North America, the average was 80.7kg (178lb), while in Asia it was 57.7kg (127lb) .
While Asia accounts for 61% of the global population, it only accounts for 13% of the weight of the world due to obesity.

Here's the full article;
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18462985
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby raisindot » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:12 pm

poohcarrot wrote:Some very interesting statistics; 8-)

BBC June 18 2012 wrote:While Asia accounts for 61% of the global population, it only accounts for 13% of the weight of the world due to obesity.



It's all the fault of those pesky 3 billion poor people in Asia. If they got off their diseased, filthy, oppressed, destitute butts and stole a bucket of KFC every now and then, they could be just as obese and disgusting as we Americans. :D
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:33 pm

I blame it all on Wall-E :dance:
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby raptornx01 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:23 pm

You mean "Buy n' Large"

Nah those poor people don't realize how good they have it. We americans spend billions every year to look like how they look naturally. They should all come here, then we'd put them on our beauty magazines and say how healthy they are.
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:30 pm

I weigh 85 kilos so I'm above the US average. :(

But did they include kids in the survey?
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby raisindot » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:01 pm

poohcarrot wrote:I weigh 85 kilos so I'm above the US average. :(

But did they include kids in the survey?


Based on the huge numbers of chunky kids I see these days, I'll bet if they included them the American average would be 90 kilos. And I live in one of the least obese states in the country. :D
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby michelanCello » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:10 pm

Love the poem, Pooh! :D
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:18 pm

The BBC have done a docu on it. (Peretti travels to America to investigate the story of high-fructose corn syrup)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18393391

Episode 1 of 3

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Around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now overweight than undernourished. Two thirds of British adults are overweight and one in four of us is classified as obese. In the first of this three-part series, Jacques Peretti traces those responsible for revolutionising our eating habits, to find out how decisions made in America 40 years ago influence the way we eat now.

Peretti travels to America to investigate the story of high-fructose corn syrup. The sweetener was championed in the US in the 1970s by Richard Nixon's agriculture secretary Earl Butz to make use of the excess corn grown by farmers. Cheaper and sweeter than sugar, it soon found its way into almost all processed foods and soft drinks. HFCS is not only sweeter than sugar, it also interferes with leptin, the hormone that controls appetite, so once you start eating or drinking it, you don't know when to stop.

Endocrinologist Robert Lustig was one of the first to recognise the dangers of HFCS but his findings were discredited at the time. Meanwhile a US Congress report blamed fat, not sugar, for the disturbing rise in cardio-vascular disease and the food industry responded with ranges of 'low fat', 'heart healthy' products in which the fat was removed - but the substitute was yet more sugar.

Meanwhile, in 1970s Britain, food manufacturers used advertising campaigns to promote the idea of snacking between meals. Outside the home, fast food chains offered clean, bright premises with tempting burgers cooked and served with a very un-British zeal and efficiency. Twenty years after the arrival of McDonalds, the number of fast food outlets in Britain had quadrupled. < Show less

Around the world, obesity levels are rising. More people are now overweight than undernourished. Two thirds of British adults are overweight and one in four of us is classified as obese. In the first of this three-part series, Jacques Peretti traces those responsible for revolutionising our eating habits, to find... > Show more

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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby raptornx01 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:17 pm

Lol the title makes me think of hordes of men in black suits capturing people, putting guns to their heads, sitting them down in darkened rooms in front of plates of fast food and going "EAT IT!!"
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Re: The Pooh Pit

Postby poohcarrot » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:23 pm

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Meanwhile, in 1970s Britain, food manufacturers used advertising campaigns to promote the idea of snacking between meals.


I remember those adverts! :dance:

"Lard! The snack you CAN eat between meals without ruining your appetite.
Some Lard a day, helps you work, rest and play."
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