Where are you on the global weight scale? Take the test!

By Aisling | July 16 2012 | 78 Comments

The BBC have developed a scary calculator to measure just how fat or thin you are compared to the global average.  And while they’re at it they’ll tell you where you are in relation to the rest of Ireland.

Your weight is plotted upon a graph of world averages and you’ll also find out how much weight you would add or subtract if the rest of the world had the same weight as you (!).

Now of course the database is flawed – Ethiopa have the lowest average weight for example and we all know why.

Take the test – if you dare – and tell us how you got on!

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78 Replies to "Where are you on the global weight scale? Take the test!"

  • Acat says:

    I am most likely someone from Nigeria based on my weight!
    Below average in the world, yay :)
    This is a fun gimmick but I wouldn’t take it too seriously, only individuals know what is a healthy weight for them.
    I could definitely do with eating less chocolate and pizza!

  • ShellBelle says:

    My result:

    21BMI

    National – Below average
    You have a lower BMI than 67% of females aged 15-29 in your country

    Global – Below average
    You have a lower BMI than 57% of females aged 15-29 in the world

    If everyone in the world had the same BMI as you, it would remove 30,863,330 tonnes fromthe total weight of the world’s population

    You’re most like someone from Italy

    Pretty happy with that. Most like someone from Italy though? If I lived in Italy I’m pretty sure I’d be way heavier than I am! Pizza and pasta, mmmmmm…….

  • Most like someone from Angola. Which isn’t bad, its only a neighbouring country to my homeland.

    Interesting….

  • ~Thalia~ says:

    So I may as well be a Tongan Jabba the hut style warrior. As if I needed any further encouragement to bang down the door of weightwatchers.

  • Joanna says:

    Below average for Ireland in my age group – above average for the rest of the world.
    Most like someone from Denmark.
    I not even a big fan of Danish pastry…..

  • Niamhers says:

    Most likely someone from Congo!! :P
    And below average in both Ireland and globally!
    Haha this seems fun, but like Acat said, definitely not something you’d take seriously!

  • Fiona says:

    Had a laugh about this with Lorraine on Friday. Apparently I’m most like someone from Ethiopia. Suuuure.

  • Fifibelle says:

    Weird!!most likely someone from Ethiopia!!!wtf??

    Defo not to be taken seriously!!

  • LynnieDoll says:

    I have 23 BMI,
    You have a lower BMI than 62% of females aged 30-44 in your country.
    You have a lower BMI than 55% of females aged 30-44 in the world.
    If everyone in the world had the same BMI as you, it would remove 5,807,799 tonnes from the total weight of the world’s population.
    You’re most like someone from Sao Tome and Principe.

    Don’t feel that bad now, considering I put up 3 stone while I was pregnant with Little Doll.
    But the only time I really feel good is when I get into those ‘one’ pair of jeans that lurks in the back of the wardrobe. Then I’ll know the weight is gone…

  • Orla says:

    I had a go at this on friday with some people at work – I’m most like someone from Barbados! Above average for 94% of the world or something! I don’t buy into the whole BMI thing though – it only goes on hight & weight, and a lot of that could be muscle/boobs! That’s my story and I’m sticking to it because I’m too lazy to exercise!

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