There are a few things you'll hear time and again while living abroad. Our president is evil, our foreign policy sucks and Americans are first in fleshiness.
Well, our president is still evil and our foreign policy may still suck, but in a move that will warm the cockles of every expat heart, the U.S. just went down a point in the fattest nation in the world contest. Or Australia went up. No matter.
Now when someone says to you in a bar that Americans are all fat, you can reply, whatever, Australians are worse.