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How many pounds of food will one person eat in a lifetime?

A newsletter from the Wolfe Clinic sets a person's total intake at 60,000 to 100,000 pounds. Another site gives the answer in terms of a math problem: "An elephant weighs about 10,000 pounds. In your lifetime, you will eat the equivalent weight of 6 elephants." We're not sure that pachyderms are the most appetizing example to illustrate food consumption, but it makes for an interesting visual.


So what else weighs 60,000 pounds?

* 60,000 paperback copies of Stephen King's "The Stand"
* 17,455 iPods (80GB model)
* 20,000 bags of Halloween candy
* 15,000 Paris Hilton pets (Chihuahuas)
* 9.4 Hummer H2s

The USDA has more tasty tidbits about our how our cravings add up over a year. In 2000, the average person ate 195 pounds of meat (red meat, poultry, and fish), 250 pounds of eggs, 593 pounds of dairy products, 74.5 pounds of fats, 200 pounds of flour and cereal products, and 707 pounds of fruits and vegetables. We think we'll skip breakfast today. Burp.

Source: ask.yahoo.com

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