Friday, May 20, 2011 | Categories: The As It Happens Blog
Man, our society is, like, sooooooo obsessed with weight.
It's not healthy. It's not right.
Imagine being told that just because you're a few micrograms heavier than some Eurodude - who's actually rumoured to be a little under his optimum weight - you have to go to a fat farm or you won't be able to perform your job.
Last year they took our shiny little official kilogram all the way to France and told it it was overweight. Then they brought it back, took it to a fat farm, bathed it in alcohol, benzene and water and left it alone for 100 days to dry.
Well it showed them. It LOST that weight and now it's BACK!!!!!!
K74 in its jar within a jar.
Problem is - much like the cycling world's poor Jan Ullrich - this may be a metabolic problem. Apparently K47 is predisposed to weight gain. Its handlers don't know why - but it gains an unseemly 1 microgram every single year.
That means that in a mere one million years K74 will gain a whole gram!
No wonder they were concerned. Best to keep on top of these kind of things.