Seemingly harmless contests... one at a doughnut store... the other was a Greek Life event on campus. Both were fatal this week. And for what?
Travis Malouff tried to eat a half-pound doughnut--
Voodoo Doughnut suspends doughnut eating challenge nationwide after Travis Malouff choked to death at Denver store. https://t.co/KottMX49BN— 9NEWS Denver (@9NEWS) April 4, 2017
Caitlin Nelson was eating pancakes--
If you look online, you'll find tons of eating contests. I've only participated in one, and did very poorly.. and I still can't eat Girl Scout shortbread cookies because of it.
There's a professional eating circuit... I've met a few of the stars, like Joey Chestnut. They train for this, they have techniques for this...but even they have their limits---
Maybe it's time to leave eating... at least the contests.. to the pros. It's not worth it.
At least the conversation has started....