America: Laziest Country on Earth
List crunches numbers in anti-Olympics
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 17, 2010 11:55 AM CST
America ranked No. 1 in calories per day and TV watched, and third in internet usage and aversion to playing sports.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Let the Olympics rate each country’s elite athletes; the Daily Beast wanted to know which country had the laziest general populace. So they pitted 24 developed nations against each other in four statistical categories: calories consumed per day, television viewing, Internet usage, and aversion to sports. The “winners”:

  1. The United States of America: It’s not even close. America ranked first in calories per day and TV viewing, and earned bronze in the other two categories, a staggeringly dominant non-performance.

  1. Canada: They play plenty of sports, but the guys up north spent an average 43 hours online in December, good for gold in that category.
  2. Belgium: The country known for its chocolate, waffles, and beer ranked second in calories consumed.
  3. Turkey: The Turks claim gold in sports aversion, and finish just out of medal range in Internet usage.
  4. Great Britain: The British don’t play sports, either. Plus, one survey declared English men terrible lovers, because they’re “too lazy.”

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jtituskimba
Mar 11, 2010 3:44 PM CST
The bills are heavy headed load on the backs of other national who want to and have America their homes. The are not use this system and therefore cannot management to keep in it at ease like ordinary true American citizens. The African work all their life bringing nothing back home to Africa when they ever want to return or live in America on welfare which may sooner be not enough to satisfy them as when they earn thier own monthly wages.
weruletheplanet
Feb 22, 2010 7:46 PM CST
I call shenanigans. This article is bullshi... Oh, look. Doughnuts!
mucmuc
Feb 22, 2010 1:06 PM CST
Too bad we win all the medals