Monday, September 19, 2011

2,700 calories/day : 1,996 lbs/year

According to an infographic posted on The Atlantic and compiled by Sarah Kliff (with data from the FDA, USDA, CDC, etc), the average American consumes 1,996.3 lbs of food (and food-like substances) a year. A small note on the graphic (full size here) points out that the numbers crunched include "food bought/served but not eaten (leftovers)," which briefly alleviates the shame felt learning that the average American consumes 29 lbs of french fries and 23 lbs of pizza per year... until you remember that you've never let those last few fries go to waste. Ugh. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cutie-Pants Critter on Campus

Met this adorable little guy last week and bumped into him again today (while armed with a camera). Not sure if he was born without a tail or lost it in a Fantastic Mr Fox-style shootout with Boggis, Bunce and Bean. Either way, I admire his spirit and intend to woo him with a variety of nuts throughout the semester.