It seems that McDonald’s is still the top dog of fast food, but ever since I saw the documentary Super Size Me, I stopped any trips to Micky D’s. That film really exposed the unhealthy aspects of fast food and the real problems it is causing. Fast food is simple, tasty, cheap and way too convenient. Driving over 10 minutes to a drive through seems like a hassle. If it was less available we may be able to dissuade people from eating fast food so often.
Let’s put the health issues aside, they compared Chipotle to McDonald’s? Chipotle may be food that is served fast, but it isn’t technically fast food in my opinion. The public may not be on my side though. It seems that 40% of men have been to Chipotle in the last 3 months. That looks like fast-food-frequency to me.
I’m glad that they didn’t use Jack In the Box, some of those weird food creations sold there look less than appetizing. The mascot of the guy “Jack” is weird in and of itself. Was he originally a bobble head from a car antenna or did the car antenna idea come from Jack’s head? I’ll try not to get started on Ronald or Wendy so you can get started on American Dudes & Fast Food.Share This Infographic
Attention Daily Infographic readers! This is my first post, so go easy on me. While I usually like to be light-hearted and have fun, today’s infographic is a serious matter. Believe it or not, hoarding affects 5% of the world, and that’s a lot of people!
I myself strive for the opposite of hoarding, and I find a truth in the old saying “less is more.” The more possessions I gather, the less I seem to care about each item. However, I will admit that it is easy to get addicted to shopping and collecting.
Based on these statistics, it is likely that many of you reading this follow a hoarding lifestyle. Lucky for you, there are many professionals with psychology degrees that are willing to help you. But if you prefer the cluttered lifestyle and the endless journey to get more, then to each his own. I myself love learning different people’s tastes and thought processes, so I’d like to see some comments on why you like or dislike a hoarding lifestyle. [via]Share This Infographic
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution is a big hit in my family. I can usually count on at least one episode waiting on the DVR when I go home for a weekend. The latest episode features Jamie challenging a fast food purveyor, fighting for nutrition in a public school cafeteria, and teaching kids to think about what they eat. He also cried a little, but I can overlook that. Judging by today’s infographic, there is something legitimate to cry about.
This infographic compares an unappetizing prison lunch to an equally unappetizing elementary school lunch. The prison lunch is created “to maintain a moderate amount of nutrition,” while the school lunch is created to be nutritiously balanced; yet, the two look strikingly similar and cost roughly the same to create on an individual level. If that is the case, what accounts for the vastly different budgets? With all the campaigns for health, addressing childhood obesity, and tweaks to school programs, it is strange that this is the best they could come up with for growing kids. [Via]Share This Infographic
Today I was making a sandwich for lunch, I scoured my fridge for tomatoes but none were around. I did some quick thinking, walked out back and plucked a tomato. No trip to the store, no unwanted chemicals, no cash exchanged hands, but I still got a slick of tomato on my sandwich. That story isn’t true, but it could be for very little cost and everyone knows nothing beats a fresh tomato.
Over 30% of American households have their own food garden where a variety of fruits and vegetables are grown. With the increase in popularity of farmers markets and a tanking economy more and more people are starting to get in the gardening spirit. In 2009, a fifth of household gardens were watered by people who just got into gardening. A lot of that growth can be accounted for by the baby boomers reaching retirement age and a new interest in healthy, organic and locally grown food.
At the moment I do not have a place to garden, but when I move back to school in the next month or so I hope my landlord will let me. Having peppers, tomatos and lettuce fresh from the ground to my burger will be awesome. I hope this gardening trend continues and don’t be afraid to be a part of it yourself. [Via]Share This Infographic
One of the most popular shows of all time, Seinfeld, a show about nothing, is the topic of today’s infographic. If you grew up in the 90s you probably watched Seinfeld, and though I was not old enough to appreciate it then, watching it now I understand why it is so popular. Currently in syndication, Seinfeld had its last episode on May 14, 1998 after 9 seasons.
For its last episode Seinfeld drew in 76 million viewers, 58% of all television viewers for that night. The last episode, in fact, ended the same way the first one began, with a conversation over a shirt button. To quote the show: “The second button is the key button. It makes or breaks the shirt…” In its sixth and ninth seasons Seinfeld led the Nielsen ratings. For those who don’t know the Nielsen ratings are meant to determine the size and demographic watching a television program.
In response to its popularity advertising prices sky rocketed during the show’s block, making it the first show to sell million dollar advertising blocks. Whether you the like the show or not, have or haven’t watched it, you have undoubtedly heard of Seinfeld. A show that set a new standard for television programming. [via]Share This Infographic