Watch America get fat

A person with a high BMI (body mass index) is very heavy for his/her height. Since the weight could be either muscle or fat, the BMI is an inherently flawed indicator of obesity.

Having said that, however, it's fair to assume that the rising average BMI in the United States is not due to a nationwide addiction to bodybuilding. Although it isn't news that we as a country are getting fatter and fatter, this animation provides a disturbing visual of America packing on the pounds in the past twenty years.