Warning: This Contest Could Kill You

posted by Mary Booth -

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-- 

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---

After 11 years, I finally found a challenge that beat me. 10kg of Japanese curry rice. I guess I have a reason to come back to Bangkok.

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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.... 

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