From Side Show Circus Freak to Walmart: Obesity Through the Ages

Back in the day if you wanted to see someone extremely fat you would have to go to a side show and pay to ogle at their largeness. These days? Just go to a McDonalds or Walmart, no cost of admission required.

From TYWKIWDBI:

“This is Chauncy Morlan, and around 100 years ago his obesity was so shocking that people would pay money to see him as he toured the country as a circus “fat man”. I find the unremarkableness of his size to be a telling sign of how we’ve pushed the limits of obesity in the past 100 years.”

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~ by K. Ritcheson on April 19, 2010.

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