Friday, August 18, 2006

The Fat Clock

You know those clocks that count? The ones that post a real-time count of things like a country's accumulating national debt, number of people on earth, people dying of various diseases?

Well there's a new clock on the block - the Fat Clock. Using a fairly sophisticated home-made algorithm the Diet Detective website has a clock posting the running tally of the weight of all Americans. It takes into account birth rate, death rate, population age and other variables.

According to the clock, Americans are currently gaining 1,267 pounds per minute!