The “competitive eating circuit”?
Posted: 16 August 2005 11:29 AM   [ Ignore ]
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First, the “competitive eating circuit” and the “Alka Seltzer U.S. Open of Competitive Eating” - sounds bizarre but apparently true(?).  When do you suppose this will be an olympic sport?

http://www.usatoday.com/news/offbeat/2005-08-14-lobster-contest_x.htm
“Sonya Thomas, who weighs 98 pounds, humbled her bigger male competitors as she consumed 11.3 pounds of lobster meat, breaking the old record of 9.76 pounds she set last year. “
That’s 11.5% of her body weight.

Makes me wonder what other crazy things people have eaten, and hoaxes around the same topic.

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Posted: 16 August 2005 11:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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83 boiled dumplings in 8 minutes?
http://apnews.excite.com/article/20050813/D8BUUGE00.html

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Posted: 16 August 2005 03:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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How does anyone eat that much of anything…the stomach can only hold so much..

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Posted: 16 August 2005 07:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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After some googling….  these people take themselves way too seriously:

http://www.ifoce.com/index.php
International Federation of Competitive Eating - IFOCE

They have Records, Safety Standards, and Eater Rankings!

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Posted: 16 August 2005 07:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Well… I suppose these things are important if you take this sort of event seriously.
And Safety Standards are always good. You wouldn’t want to pop during a competition!
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Posted: 17 August 2005 12:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I might apply. ask my colleagues, considering i’m a mere 12 stone i can eat like Bobby Sands after his diet!

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Posted: 17 August 2005 01:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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