Monday, September 02, 2013

Want to lose weight? Go to Dubai!

The powers that be in the United Arab Emirates are concerned about rising obesity rates and came up with an incentive program that could only happen in Dubai.  Anyone who loses more than 22 pounds earns 3 grams of gold for each 2.2 pounds shed.  

Hundreds of people signed up for the challenge (surprise!) and the biggest loser was a man who lost 48 pounds.

This challenge was for five weeks, but I wonder how many people went home with gold in their hands intending to gain back all the weight they lost so they could enter the next one!
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