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By Antony Ingram 4 1,813 views May 3, 2012 Follow Antony Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Erwin Wurm's Fat Car Enlarge Photo It's not just cars that are getting bigger and heavier--a quick look around the local mall is enough to see that the average person on the street is more portly than their counterpart from a generation ago. Every year, obesity costs the country huge amounts of money, from $190 billion in extra medical costs, to over $1,000 per special toilet needed to cope with people weighing 700 pounds. It also means a huge amount of wasted fuel, according to MSNBC . In jet fuel alone the increase in passenger weights adds up to $5 billion more than it would have at 1960s weights, and it means $4 billion in extra gasoline for cars. That equates to around a billion gallons extra per year. If the average person has a car that does 30 MPG and drives 12,...

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