I hope you're sitting down, because this news will Blow. You. Away.

According to a new study that examined more than 20,000 German and American workers, very thin women--defined as weighing 25 pounds less than the group average--earned some $15,572 over their average-weight peers. And women weighing 25 pounds more than average earned $13,847 less.

Weirdly, or maybe not, the opposite held true for men. Very thin dudes earned $8,437 less than average, and earning increased as weight increased beyond the average, all the way up to the level of obesity. In one study, the peak weight for high paychecks was 207 pounds.

So, portly men bring home the bacon. Reminds me of Don DeLillo's famous description of rich college dads, "something about them suggesting massive insurance coverage." You can't read that line and think of somebody with the body-type of Steve Buscemi.

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