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Feds Spending Nearly Half Million Dollars to Get Fat Latinos to Exercise

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If you’re a Mexican man and receive a text telling you to exercise, don’t panic.  It’s just the feds.

This is not a hoax.  The feds are maybe — probably, definitely — watching you and they know you’re not moving your a$$. You see, the texts are supposed to encourage you to put down the taco and get your booty in shape, because “Mexican-American men report high rates of inactivity and related health conditions,” says the National Institute of Health.

READ: Danny Trejo Opens Taco Restaurant, but How Authentic is It?

It’s all part of a study (yes, they’re using you for a good cause) to get Latino men who “have limited access to public health interventions promoting physical activity” to get healthier. The low-cost strategy — or texts — will cost around $400,000, but if it works, they’ll expand it to help others.

So, come on, drop down and give the feds 10, ‘cause you got a lot of catching-up to do.

Read more about the study here.

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You've May Have Seen the El Chapo Piñata, but Have You Seen the Cupcakes?


You’ve May Have Seen the El Chapo Piñata, but Have You Seen the Cupcakes?

When El Chapo Guzmán was captured earlier this month, you just knew an El Chapo piñata would be created. And it was:

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Piñatería Rámirez is always on it.

But you probably weren’t expecting an El Chapo cupcake, were you?

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Did you find him?

Here’s a closer look:

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Dirty tank top? Check. Dirty face? Check. Sad expression on face? Check. But does it taste like tequila and Buchanan’s whiskey?

The cupcake was created by Lossó Reposteria, a bakery in Hermosillo, Mexico.


If vicious drug lords aren’t your thing, they also make cupcakes featuring other famous faces, such as Frida Kahlo:

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You can also buy a Mother Teresa, in case you want offset the guilt you feel for buying an El Chapo cupcake.

Lassó Reposteria also appears to have a soft spot for Internet culture:

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Yes, that’s the one and only Pepe the Frog.


READ: We Should Have Seen these Signs Between El Chapo and Kate del Castillo

Alfredo Soria of Lossó Reposteria says they wanted to capitalize on “the phenomenon that is El Chapo.”

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Soria proudly told Telemax TV: “It’s had a big impact on social media, locally and nationally.”

He wasn’t kidding. It appears another bakery is also making El Chapo cupcakes now.

Or, you know, they could have just had the same idea. But they do look pretty similar, don’t they?

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