Dec 19, 2006

A portrait of the American people

Quick stats:
The fattest inhabitants of the planet, although Mexicans, Australians, Greeks, New Zealanders and Britons are not too far behind.

Americans bought more than 2 billion pairs of shoes in 2004, a new federal book of data says.

At the same time, Americans spent more of their lives than ever — about eight-and-a-half hours a day — watching television, using computers, listening to the radio, going to the movies or reading.

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