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Norwegians on diet

Posted by African Press International on March 22, 2007

Norwegian women are dissatisfied with the way they look.

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Just over half of the women in Norway say they have been trying to lose weight, but most Norwegians don’t care if it’s healthy. Nearly 1.5 million Norwegians over the age of 15 have dieted one or more times, TV 2 reports. Of these, 955,000 are women, which means that 52 percent of Norwegian women have been actively dieting, according to a new survey carried out by MMI for the Information Office for Dairy Products.

The survey also found that health concerns did not carry much weight with Norwegians looking to slim.

Just under 60 percent of those surveyed said that they wanted to look better or just be thinner as their main motivation for losing weight. Only 12 percent, and most of these men over the age of 45, said that they wanted to lose weight to improve their health.

The MMI survey also found that Norwegian men are generally far more satisfied with how they look than the female population. While 28 percent of Norwegian women aged 15-45 are a little or quite dissatisfied with their bodies, more than 80 percent of men in this age group say they are quite or very satisfied with the way they look.

The MMI study was based on a representative sampling of 1007 interview subjects.

Lifted by Korir and Published by African Press in Norway, apn, tel +47 932 99 739 or +47 6300 2525. source. aftenpostenENG

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They walk among us

Posted by African Press International on March 22, 2007

I walked into a Subway with a buy-one-get-one-free coupon for a sandwich. I handed it to the girl and she looked over at a little chalkboard that said “buy one-get one free”. “They’re already buy-one-get-one-free”, she said, “so I guess they’re both free.” She handed me my free sandwiches and I walked out the door.

They walk among us and many work retail.

A friend of mine bought a new fridge for his house. To get rid of his old fridge, he put it in his front yard and hung a sign on it saying: “Free to good home. You want it, you take it.”

For three days the fridge remained there without even one person looking twice at it. My friend decided that people were too untrusting of this deal. It looked too good to be true, so he changed the sign to read: “Fridge for sale $50. The next day someone stole it.

They walk among us.

One day I was walking down the beach with some friends when one of them shouted, “Look at that dead bird!” Someone looked up at the sky and said, “Where?”

They walk among us!

While looking at a house, my brother asked the real estate agent which direction was north because, he explained, he didn’t want the sun waking him up every morning. She asked, “Does the sun rise in the north?” When my brother explained that the sun rises in the east, and has for sometime, she shook her head and said, “Oh, I don’t keep up with that stuff.”

They walk among us!!

My colleague and I were eating our lunch in our cafeteria, when we overheard one of the administrative assistants talking about the sunburn she got on her weekend drive to the shore. She drove down in a convertible, but “didn’t think she’d get sunburned because the car was moving.”

They walk among us!

My sister has a life-saving tool in her car designed to cut through a seat belt if she gets trapped. She keeps it in the boot.

They Walk Among Us!

My friends and I were on a beer run and noticed that the slabs were discounted 10%. Since it was a big party, we bought 2 slabs. The cashier multiplied 2 times 10% and gave us a 20% discount.

they walk among us!

I was hanging out with a friend when we saw a woman with a nose ring attached to an earring by a chain. My friend said, “Wouldn’t the chain rip out every time she turned her head?” I explained that a person’s nose and ear remain the same distance apart no matter which way the head is turned.

They walk among us!

I couldn’t find my luggage at the airport baggage area, so I went to the lost luggage office and told the woman there that my bags never showed up. She smiled and told me not to worry because she was a trained professional and I was in good hands. “Now,” she asked me, “has your plane arrived yet?”

They walk among us!

While visiting a pizza parlor I observed a man ordering a small pizza to go. He appeared to be alone and the cook asked him if he would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6. He thought about it for some time before responding. “Just cut it into 4 pieces; I don’t think I’m hungry enough to eat 6 pieces.”

Yep, they walk among us… AND THEY REPRODUCE!!!!!!!!!!

By Ira Ndunda

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