It seems appropriate to present an article in the Chronicle today called, "How can we travel light when we weigh so much more?" by Steve Knipp. He talks about the problems of overweight people on airplanes, and the man who weighed 395 pounds, and couldn't close his lap-bar properly at Six Flags and flew out of a roller coaster seat, and sued and won $2.85 million.
Disneyland is closing "It's a Small World," for most of 2008 while they repair the boats and deepen the water channel. The average American adult has put on 25 pounds since the attraction opened in 1964, and the boats keep running aground under the weight of heavy passengers.
It might seem funny on this Super Bowl Sunday, a day devoted almost as much to eating as Thanksgiving, and maybe it is a little sad too.
What hides under the weight?