In a recently released World Health Organization survey on world obesity, the United States of America ranked third with an estimated 66.7% of the population overweight. The only nations to top the US - and they did so by large margins - were the Pacific islands of Kiribati and America's own territory, American Samoa.
So, what is the fattest city in the world's third fattest country? According to a recent Gallup survey, the city of Evansville, Indiana has the most obese metropolitan area in the nation.
Gallup surveyed over 180 areas last year and found 37.8% of the residents in Evansville obese. That is compared to a national average of 26.6% obese citizens (and 66.7% that are just overweight).
Area locals are hoping that the survey results are a wake-up call as the number of clinically obese Evansville residents continues to rise.
Mark Johanson is the travel editor at the International Business Times. He has traveled to and written about more than 30 nations and territories on every continent except...