1.) The United States is no longer number one … and that’s a good thing. The United Nations has issued a new report showing that Mexico is now the fattest country on the planet. Nearly 70 percent of Mexican adults are overweight, and, according to the Medical Daily, childhood obesity in the country has tripled in the past decade. Overall, 32.8 percent of Mexican adults are considered obese, compared to 31.8 percent of adults here in the U.S. Experts believe the rise in Mexico has to do with the growing gap in the country’s classes, with 50% of Mexicans now living below the poverty line.
2.) They may be eating healthier in Long Beach, California where the city council is considering a banning one of the traditional sounds of summer – music from an approaching ice cream truck. A City Councilman has proposed an ordinance regulating the trucks operations to cut down on the “nuisance that ice cream trucks create.” The councilman claims residents have been complaining for a long time about the music the trucks play when they’ve stopped to sell their ice cream and he’s requesting a law to ban that music.
3.) The Ford F-250 is now the favorite vehicle in the United States, at least among car thieves. The Highway Loss Data Institute says the Ford F-250 has replaced the Cadillac Escalade in their rankings of vehicles with the highest rate of insurance claims for theft. In fact, the Escalade fell to 6th on the list, in part due to waning popularity, and also because GM has put a lot of effort into new antitheft technology. The Chevy Silverado 1500 pick-up truck was the 2nd most stolen vehicle, followed by the Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 SUV. The least stolen vehicle was the 4-wheel drive Dodge Journey, a midsized SUV. Check out the complete vehicle list here: