Couple of entries from the February issue of brainmail, which will be out very soon.
With the possible exception of cigarettes, no openly declared war on a large-scale social problem has ever resulted in defeat for the enemy.
Ref: Foreign Policy magazine
A study of 52 depictions of the Last Supper from the sixth century to 1996 discovered that the main dish has grown in size by 69%
Ref: International Journal of Obesity