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Laugh Track....Take A Seat

ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel: “Some big soccer news today and I mean that literally. FIFA, which is the body that governs soccer, has announced that next year’s World Cup in Brazil will be the first to offer seats designed specifically for overweight fans. Special seats for the obese will be double the size of a normal seat and reinforced for people up to 550 pounds. That won’t be embarrassing when you're looking for your seat. To qualify for one of these seats, fans will be asked to show paperwork proving they have a body mass index of 30 or more. Or you could just lift up your shirt, it’s not like you could fake that. … World Cup tickets are very hard to come by so if you love soccer, now is a good time to start eating cheese. Wouldn’t it make more sense if they let the obese fans sit on exercise bikes during the game?” (“Jimmy Kimmel Live,” ABC, 3/5).
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