Random Friday on a Thursday??? What's the Deal?
Sure, it's traditional at Cranky Fitness that Randomness take place on a Friday. But we have Special Plans for tomorrow's post--so what the heck, let's mix things up a bit! What's the worst that could happen?
Outbreaks of silliness, boredom, pointlessness, spontaneous napping...
But no harm done, that stuff happens all the time here anyway! So lets be brave and forge ahead anyway, shall we?
WTF Department: Three Quarters of Women Report Disordered Eating?
You've probably all seen this by now, but a recent survey of more than 4,000 women by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Self Magazine revealed some interesting attitudes towards eating and weight:
- Almost a third of women reported that they'd induced vomiting, or taken laxatives, diuretics, or diet pills at some point in their lives to lose weight;
- Two thirds of the women surveyed (not including those with actual eating disorders) are trying to lose weight;
- Over half of those dieting were already at a healthy weight;
- About 40 percent said concerns about what they eat or weigh interfered with their happiness;
- Almost 40 percent regularly skipped meals to try to lose weight;
- Sixteen percent had dieted on 1,000 or fewer calories a day;
- And thirteen percent had smoked to lose weight.
Note: this survey is, of course, depressing. And it's true that women are far too obsessed about their weight. However, can you really take an online survey of Self magazine readers and conclude that their answers represent the views of all women?
Nothing against the magazine, which runs many fine articles, but it's called Self for cryin' out loud. Could it possibly attract, on average, women who are a little more concerned with, well, themselves?
Wait, this just in...
Ninety Eight percent of Men Spend All Day Long Thinking About Women with Humongous Breasts! ... According to a recent online survey by readers of Juggs Magazine...(And yes, Juggs is a real magazine, though we doubt they bothered to do a reader survey).
A Little Perspective:
Even Cranky Crabs have to stop whining every now and then long enough to appreciate how incredibly fortunate they are. So sometimes it helps to get a glimpse of how horribly complicated and challenging life could be if you weren't born so lucky.
Via Healthbolt is this rather incredible slide show of a baby born with two faces. Apparently this little girl, born in India, can drink from both mouths and blink all four eyes. Local villagers believe she may be the reincarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga.
I will stop complaining about my sore muscles and crunchy knees now, at least for the next few minutes.
Now This Won't Hurt a Bit:
(Later, when the insurance bills come due, it's their parent's turn).Apparently more adolescents are getting shots now (to prevent meningitis and cervical cancer), and teenage girls are particularly prone to fainting.
So We're Done With Health Now, Let's Bring on the Rest of the Randomness!
We be Zoomin':
Check this out if you like cool weird collaborative art. Zoom in or out and the picture seems to just keep on going and going. (Dial-up warning: the program is slow to load even on broadband.)
This Blog Needs More Smut!
Yes, even after yesterday's special episode of Skanky Fitness, we're still pushing porn. We know some of you just can't get enough! This time, be sure not to miss these hot, sexy, luscious photos of...
(They really are pretty cool).
And Just When You Thought You Were Safe...
Remember those cute Lolcats? And how it was possible to spend hours checking out "just one more" funny kitteh? Well...
Via MJ ... if you finally wrested control of your computer back and started to get some work done, we must alert you to a possible new threat to productivity coming your way:
Yep, plenty more where that came from at I Has a Hot Dog. You've been warned.
Have a great Thursday, and be sure to come back tomorrow for a Special Post!