How heavy is one million kilograms?
If you answered “a kilo tub of margarine times a million,” well done.
You're right, but in terms of excess kilos, it's over 166 African elephants, or nearly six and a half single-story houses, or about 625 Minis (though, granted, they're a rather small car).
Australia is officially listed as the fourth most overweight country in the world after the US, the UK, and New Zealand. (In your face, New Zealand!)
Obesity now surpasses smoking as the biggest killer of Aussies. (In your face, smoking! Oh. Wait. Sorry.)
So to encourage all of us to be fitter and healthier, Network Ten and The Project want to mobilize Australians to join together and lose 1 million kilos. (Collectively. Not each.)
Here's what you do: click this link.
Sign up individually, or as a group. Then pledge the amount of kilo's you want to lose.
After that, report your weekly progress. The goal is for all of us together to lose to 1 Million kilos, and knock Australia out of one list that we don't want to top.
More than 153,000 kilos has already been pledged, so what are you waiting for? Sign up and start shedding those unwanted tubs of marj.
166 newly-freed African elephants will thank you.