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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, '09, 9:21 pm 
Another eating contest that went bad:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,506385,00.html


These contests used to be sort of fun, but it seems now they are very deadly.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, '09, 12:18 am 
Well normally I"d argue the validity of this since it's coming from Fox news but since it invovles someone's life I won't. I know eating contests are fun but there's a real fine line, I see it's not so much as he suffered a heart attack but the fact he choked to death. Pancakes are thick enough generally but these were banana and cream filled so it stands to reason that unfortunately not enough was chewed to move down his throat. My thoughts go out to his family.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, '09, 1:03 am 
I guess some people might call that Natural Selection.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, '09, 2:44 am 
I've read quite a few stories of people being hospitalised from eating contests. However this is the first death I have read. But what do they expect normally you wouldn't just rapidly shove down gallons of pancakes, you'll end up being sick or worse in this case. So no wonder this guy lost his life. :blank:


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, '09, 3:23 am 
The sad thing is, no one will learn from this and they'll have the event again next year. People dying from these contests is not unheard of (remember the woman who died in a drinking contest for a Wii?), but people keep on doing it.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, '09, 9:49 pm 
Darwin in action. All I have to say. Cold yes, but if you're going to be that dumb...


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