Guess what. Children who are overweight are 75% more likely to be overweight as adults. Know how I know? The news told me (which means you can take that to the bank!). You see, someone did a “study” on it. Well, I’ve got 2 cents for them:
#1 First of all . . . really? They needed a study to find that out? I’m trying to tread lightly, here, but that study is kind of like saying that people who drive a car are 75% more likely to get where they’re going faster than walking. People who eat beans for lunch are 75% more likely to have a noisier afternoon than those who don’t. People who own cats are 75% more likely to have cat fur on their furniture. My point is: duh.
#2 Who cares? Can’t they find something more relevant to talk about on the evening news? How about world events or politics? How about the economy? Extend the weather section of the news, for Pete’s sake. Oh, well. I guess if this study is the only thing we all have to worry about at the moment, we’re doing alright as a society.
#3 Surely, someone had to spend money on conducting this study. I feel like that money could be better spent curing cancer, feeding the homeless, or, let’s see, maybe improving defensive driving videos or something.
I could say more, but then I would be getting into topics not involving evening news studies. Got any more “duh” studies you’ve heard of? Please share! J