Slow Down!

11:45 AM -- Reuters reports on an exhaustive scientific study that shows we move really fast. Wow.

    A study of cities across the world shows pedestrians are upping their pace at an alarming rate as they scurry from place to place, determined to cram as much as possible into each day.

Is it even possible to "scurry" at an "alarming" pace?

    Scientists say it is symptomatic of a modern life driven by e-mail, text messages and a need to be available 24 hours a day.

Good of the scientists to let us know we're living in a fast-paced society driven by technology.

    Pedestrians in Singapore were crowned the world's fastest movers, walking 30 percent faster than they did in the early 1990s, and in China, the pace of life in Guangzhou has increased by more than 20 percent.

    Richard Wiseman, a professor of psychology at the University of Hertfordshire who helped conduct the research, used a 1994 study of pedestrians' speed as a comparison and found that on average city dwellers now move 10 percent faster.
We're moving faster, yet we're fatter than ever. Our momentum is unstoppable.

— Red "Speedy Guangzhoulas" Panda, Light Reading

sfwriter 12/5/2012 | 3:09:17 PM
re: Slow Down! "We're moving faster, yet we're fatter than ever."

Maybe that's because more Americans are scurrying into McDonald's and other fast food joints. A survey done by Sandelman & Associates shows that more than 90% of people eat fast food. Texas tops the charts, with people in McAllen, Texas, eating fast food an average of 25 times per month. Check here to see how McFat your state is:

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