FAA: We're fatter and we have more crap

New regulations from the aviation cops acknowledge the lard-butt-ification of the US.

The government on Monday increased its estimates of how much passengers and their luggage weigh, prompted by last winter's crash that killed all 21 people aboard a commuter plane in Charlotte, N.C. The Federal Aviation Administration is adding 10 pounds to its estimate for passengers and five pounds to luggage. The weights are used to gauge whether a plane is overloaded.