Student Dies During Eating Contest

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  1. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    That sucks to die trying to win an eating contest that would only get you $60!
     
  2. JNB macrumors 604

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    I'm sure they'll have a moment of silence before starting this weekend's binge drinking contest...
     
  3. madoka macrumors 6502

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    I guess the world didn't learn from that woman who died holding in her urine to try to win a wii for her kid.
     
  4. bc008 macrumors 68000

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    oh yea! the thing is though, people really have to set limits.. you would think the woman would pee herself before death? i have a feeling the food isnt what caused this guy to die.. never heard of that, but you never know!:eek:
     
  5. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    60 bucks?! wow thats soo lil if it was like 1000000 then i could understand but sheesh..
    besides rices is not a good food to race against others. bread is a lil better to take
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    ^^No way. Bread is difficult. It slows you down. You have to dunk bread into water to compressing it before you swallow. Too much trouble.


    I hope they don't ban these eating contests, although I bet lots of people will try.
     
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  8. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    well its from personal expirience. at a small party, me and my friends cooked too much rice and didnt have anything to keep it warm for the night (we were camping or sumtin away from the city and suburbs) anways we had a contest to see who could eat the most bowls of rice. i found it harder to eat then doing the bread contest with them.. oh well
     
  9. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Sad, but honourable mention for Darwin Award?

    BL.
     
  10. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Depends on what type of rice. You were eating old dried rice, so of course it's difficult. Dry, hardened bread is also difficult to eat, and even when you manage to eat it, it expands in the stomach. ;)

    This is why participants in food eating contests will dunk bread in water before eating it. An example would be in a hot dog eating contest. They dunk the bun and hotdog into water, and swallow.



    I've participated in a chili eating contest, and believe me when I say it was VERY difficult, both during the contest, and afterwards. :(
     
  11. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    I hope it was nothing like A Texas Chili Contest.:D
     
  12. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    So imagine you are in this contest, and the guy next to you vomits and dies.:eek:

    Holy poop! I would have started freaking out, like "was it something he ate?" OMG, I would have done anything not to throw up becasue if I did, I would know death would immediately follow!
     
  13. themoonisdown09 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I just want to know who actually won this eating contest.
     
  14. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    The dead guy didn't even bother to go and pick up his prize, so they gave it to the best contestant who was still alive.
     
  15. kkat69 macrumors 68020

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    Now see, that's just rude and ungrateful. I mean if you win, accept the prize even if you don't like it. ::p:):D:):p
     
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    Hahaha. I do think it's funny that they said "he was a strong guy"... like that means you can't die or something.
     
  18. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I wouldn't die for less than $100 :rolleyes:
     
  19. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    People starving the world over, and there are eating contests. How about a fasting one, to see who is the first to break the fast. :rolleyes:
     
  20. n8mac macrumors 6502

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    I do remember from a tv show years ago a no pee contest in Japan. Whomever was the last to pee won. They were out in subfreezing temperatures with only underwear on. Every half hour or so they had to drink a pitcher of water. They had an outhouse for each contestant. I remember them running around holding their underwear, caving one by one. It was sooooo funny to watch even though I didn't know what they were saying.
     
  21. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Yup. Eating yourself to death is, to be honest, stupid.
     
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    One time I was in the mood for some Chocolate pie. I saw a contest at a Fair to see who would eat it the fastest. You couldn't use your hands.

    I wanted to enter the contest, and just look at the pie. After the contest was over, I would take the pie and eat it slowly with a real fork.
     
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    I also enjoy looking at pie, but eating it with a fork is just plain kinky.
     

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