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Airline In Finland Will Start Weighing Passengers Before They Can Board

By Mark Pygas

Finnair plans to start weighing passengers before they board their flight in an effort to work out just how much extra weight their planes are carrying. It's no secret that waistlines across the industrialized world are expanding, the average American man weighs 15 pounds more now than he did 20 years ago. 

It's a similar story in Finland, with 58% of the adult population overweight, according to the World Health Organization. 

This rapid rise presents a problem for Finnair, who are currently balancing their planes based on estimates from the European Aviation Safety Agency, which were made eight years ago, according to The Sun.