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When:
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
Who:
Cam the Aussie
Details:
Cam, in his first sanctioned food challenge on American soil, aimed to set the bar on deep-dish, Chicago-style pizza. Cuddly like a koala, but dangerous as a drop bear, he came out of the gate with three (3) pieces, tearing through the first two within the first four (4) minutes of the event -- go, Cram, go! After torching the third piece, it was back to the buffet for another piece and, much to the crowd's surprise (and delight), a plenteous pile of pasta! Bonzer!
Without hesitation Cam dove back in for that bar-setting slice. Brilliant! A bit slower rate of consumption on this historic piece, but he plodded on. Three, two, one bite left, done. Ripper! Ten (10) short minutes and the record was his! His reward to himself? Pasta! Cam crammed in the penne pasta with pride. Success -- tastes so good.
There was a side story simmering as the main event transpired: a member of the crowd, enjoying his lunch at a leisurely pace, was closing in on the record that Cam had just set. The earbashing began, and eventually grew so powerful that Cam chose to reward himself again -- more pasta! An impromptu heads-up battle nearly ensued, and was narrowly avoided. Forks down.
Some in the crowd noticed that, as the signals from Cam's belly finally began to make their way to Cam's brain, Cam's brain started to push back, if only subtly -- he was chocka. There was a thousand-yard stare, an iffy hiccup, and a jeopardous belch (common predecessors to the chunder from down under), but Cam eventaully forged through. The day was won.
With nothing left to do but to sit back with his pizza baby and to not brown his daks, proud Cam posed for the victory pic -- just him and his little Kamgaroo in the pouch. Congrats, Cam, and cheers for snapping the nearly seven (7) year draught in food challenge events!
Camoala the drop bear!
When:
Wednesday, 05 May 2010
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Who:
Kyle Kilgore
Details:
Kolaches (aka "kol?če") -- "a type of pastry consisting of fillings ranging from fruits to cheeses and/or meats inside a bread roll." They sound good; they are good. So good that Kyle decided to see how many he could eat. The Kolache Factory has them and Kyle "the Kolache Killer" Kilgore kills them.
Kyle ordered up eight (8) to start:
one (1) bacon & cheese
four (4) pepperoni & mushroom
two (2) BBQ beef
one (1) Kolache of the Month, "Not So Sloppy Joe"

A judge called "start", Kyle put the pedal to the metal and began pummeling pastries. The first was gone in sixty (60) seconds. The sequel: another one gone in another sixty (60) seconds. In fact, Kyle held the one-kolache-per-minute pace through the first seven -- Angelina would have been impressed.
At about the eight (8) minute mark, and after two (2) more kolaches were acquired, Kyle began back at it. Number nine was just off of the pace. Then, number ten: the mightiest kolache yet, the little kolache that could. It fought back, determined to rob Kyle of his victory, but the scuffle was short lived; it turned out to be the little kolache that could not. Kyle kicked back this final kolache just before the eleven minute mark for a low, low time of ten (10) minutes and fifty-two (52) seconds. Ahh, nothing to do now but sit back and savor the flavor of the little buns now in his oven.
Kolache balls!
When:
Monday, 19 Apr 2010
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Who:
Mark Lockwood
Details:
Mark's maiden challenge -- and only his third time ever at a BW3's. On the day prior to the challenge (Sunday), Mark was ill (unrelated). One beneficial side effect of the illness was his system purge, making way for the goods. He decided to take nourishment from forty-two (42) regulation wings in under an hour.
Step 0 -- Mark ordered two (2) dozen wings. They arrived, doused in sauce like they were in a commercial.
Step 1 -- Mark dove in, unafraid to make a mess. Napkins piled up, wet-wipes were worthless and weak. In the midst of this first set, a random waitress who had caught word of the challenge stopped by:

Worker bee: "What kind of sauce, Blazin'?"
Mark: "No, it is not."
Worker bee: <extraCheery>"Well, that's not really a challenge, then, is it?"</extraCheery>
Mark: "Go away."
Peanut gallery: <heartyLaughter />

Step 2 -- ordered eighteen (18) more wings. They arrived and, per Mark's reaction at the first bite, were more thermally energetic than Billy blue blazes. After a brief cooling period, the eating resumed. Mark methodically masticated this batch with little fanfare -- straight business. Eight (8) left, then five (5) left, then two (2), then -- that's it, all gone! Forty-two (42) wings in thirty-seven (37) minutes. From sickness on Sunday to greatness on Monday.
Mark mentioned his plans for the rest of the day: go to bed at 7pm.
Tastes like chicken!

-[Show all record entries for Most chicken wings eaten ]-
When:
Thursday, 03 Dec 2009
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Who:
AJ Horn
Details:
AJ ordered up a dozen delectable hush puppies and a kid-size drink. Served on a fresh bed of "krums" (a.k.a. Crumblies?), the little health-pellets arrived and AJ got to work. *Chomp* -- two gone, and within five (5) minutes, AJ had downed the entire dirty dozen. "Two more baskets, please" -- eighteen (18) hush puppies this order. Being a chef, AJ was sure to spruce up the meal, using an array of condiments from ketchup and cocktail sauce to tartar sauce and malt vinegar. Mmm, mmm, good!
The noxious malt vinegar fumes, on several occasions, came close to overpowering attendees. AJ himself nearly hucked up a litter of hush puppies thanks to the power of said fumes. Twenty-eight (28) in: "This is <__>ing disgusting" -- the remaining two (2) hush puppies held a glimmer of hope for a stay of execution. AJ quickly crushed that hope by squeezing the life out of the last couple of hapless pups, wringing some puddles of grease out of them in the process. It was the end of the line for the pair of them. AJ, sure to appease the commission, ate the grease puddles, too. Totals: thirty (30) hush puppies, three (3) kid-sized drinks, and about one-half cup of various condiments in thirty-two (32) minutes.
But, wait, there is more! For the finale, AJ dumped the remaining contents of the malt vinegar dispenser into another kid-size drink cup (estimated vinegar volume of eight (8) ounces) and took it outside. It was time to enjoy a fine malt beverage in the afternoon sun of a brisk December day: AJ guzzled down the strong brew, including the unidentified pebbles that had settled on the bottom. One-and-one-half (1.5) pounds of hush puppies and a half pint of aged Long John Silver's malt vinegar -- what a treat!
hush puppies

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When:
Tuesday, 25 Aug 2009
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Who:
Alex Etherington
Details:
Alex, in his maiden challenge, decided to tackle an existing record, believing that he could better said record by eating five (5) quarter-pound hot dogs from the exclusive Sam's Club in less than twenty-two (22) minutes.
The start: obvious excitement. Alex was raring to go. One of the event coordinators reported that the anxious Alex thought that he might even dispatch the delicious dogs in less than ten (10) minutes. "Go!", called the time keeper. Alex tore into the first delectable dog, which he destroyed in the blink of an eye: gone in fifty-five (55) seconds. Now for the second wiener dog: sent to meet its maker in another short eighty-five (85) seconds, putting Alex at the 2m 20s mark. "These are juicy", he noted.
An astonishing pace -- can this dog whisperer keep it up? 0.5 flavor-packed hot dogs later: "No". Alex shows his first sign of relenting. And, to the crowd's dismay, utters something about the dreaded "wall", followed by "That's a lot of meat!"
Passers-by scarcely paid attention to the action-packed event, until Alex started "making room", burping out several air pockets of wasted space. One of the powerful belches scared a small child as she strolled by the challenge area. The ladies seated at the table in front of Alex did not appear to mind too much, though the breeze from another of the mighty expulsions surely brushed by them. He briefly entertained the idea of making room by visiting the latrine, but no one seemed interested in accompanying him.
After clearing his mind, Alex went back on the offensive. He finished the third-, and then, with more calculated, precise bites, eventually made it through the fourth delightful dog. He periodically chatted up his peeps on the cellaphone, and sent out the occassional text. Finally -- the fifth and final hot dog. Alex was occasionally letting people know that there is a whole lot of meat flavor in those heavenly hot dogs, and pushed on towards the finish. Time began to get short, and Alex needed one more focus-session. With renewed vigor, he attacked the final hind quarters of the dog, taking approximately four (4) bites to give the last hot-diggity dog its new [temporary] home.
Total time: 20m 55s. Alex has become the wiener dog king. For now...
Wiener Dogs

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When:
Friday, 11 Apr 2008
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Who:
Ryan "Bob" Barker
Details:
Ryan consumed one (1) cheeseburger Happy Meal from McDonald's in 62.27 seconds. This consisted of the cheeseburger, small fries, and a small drink (water). As seems to be the standard with speed eating challenges, Ryan had a case of the shakes, presumably as a part of the strategy -- it has been shown to help increase saliva production and to accelerate the jaw's chomping actions, both of which aid in swallowing.
This successful challenge finally puts to rest the questions about the validity of the infamous "71-second Happy Meal" job that the previous record holder Chad Haselby posted about eleven (11) months prior to this challenge (at WizzlePalooza 2007). There were questions looming around the regulation-ness of Chad's Happy Meal, as the french fry count was reportedly a bit low. [youtube.com video (new window)]. Be sure to catch Ryan's reaction after the 71-second Happy Meal beating that Chad put down that night. Note: that challenge never became an official record, as the case became caught up in the legal system, neither camp willing to budge an inch on their take.
Fine job, Ryan "Bob" Barker. Your challenge also brought to an end the terrible Food Challenge Drought of 2007-2008 (there was a staggering seven (7) months gap in action since the previous challenge in Aug 2007).
Happy Meal

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When:
Tuesday, 07 Aug 2007
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Who:
Liz Molitor
Details:
Liz, in her inaugural food challenge, made all of the school kids jealous when she lived their meal-time dream: cookies for lunch. No sharing, no "eat your vegetables", no two-cookie limit. She enjoyed one (1) eighteen (18) ounce package of Oreos. When asked, "Double Stuft?", Liz exclaimed "Of course!". Three (3) dozen Double Stuf Oreos.
After one-third (1/3) of the package, Liz began to get serious about the treat. She was no longer using the brute force dunk-and-slam method, but moved into the unscrew-and-savor method popularized by Oreo commercials around the world. However, Liz decided to use "spider milk" as one spectator called it -- Silk Soy Milk. Mmm.
At the two-third (2/3) package mark came a food challenge staple -- the shakes. The Oreo Kid's steady hands began to tremble a bit, presumably due to the excitement (and potentially due to the 5.5oz of straight sugar in the cookies that she had consumed so far). As she neared the end of the challenge, Liz was able to retain control on at least one finger. She displayed said finger to the crowds without falter as a few hecklers began their "eat another bag" grumblings.
Then, finally, the Oreo that she was looking for -- the last one. Success. Eighteen (18) ounces of Double Stuf Oreos in forty-five (45) minutes. Oh, and that sugar count? 8.25oz of sugar -- over one-half (1/2) pound. Not only did Liz get to indulge, but she ended up with a considerably fatter pocketbook. Since most of her teeth fell out almost immediately due to sugar-rot, Liz cashed in as the Toof-Fairy visited that very evening and bought the busted lot of them. Liz -- a Double winner.
Double Stuft
When:
Monday, 23 Jul 2007
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Who:
Misty Price
Details:
Price (aka "P-Rice") set out to enjoy some potstickers, and after a delayed start, did just that. Upon arriving at the eatery that was hosting the event, she came to find that they did not have any potstickers ready/waiting. So, P-Rice sat patiently, ready for the grub, while event coordinators spoke with the owners and straightened out the situation.
And, she's off! P-Rice downed the first dozen potstickers in as many minutes. After another brief delay (for the cooks to prepare another dozen), she was again dunkin' and grinnin', stickin' it to those potstickers. Bam! In 31 minutes and 28 seconds, those poor potstickers had been pounded by the P-Rice eating machine. Was that enough to please her? Of course not -- she had a plate of food from the buffet, some dessert, and, of course, a fortune cookie. Her fortune? "You will sit on a throne in the near future -- take something to read".
Mmm -- potstickers
When:
Tuesday, 03 Jul 2007
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Who:
Marianne X
Details:
Marianne was feeling fiesty for this, her first fine feast at Bub's Burgers -- finally. She ordered up a famous Big Ugly, listened intently as the server read her the rules, and licked her chops, barely able to wait for the cooks to frizzle-fry up that tasty burger. Holy big burgers!
The stages (common to most challenges):
1) Wow'd by all that meat.
2) Ecstasy as she prepared to partake.
3) Laughter -- what a fun little game
4) Struggle -- must.. keep.. eating...
5) Success.
She had been able to keep her skirt on; she needed only to unfasten it a few notches to make room. After killing the Big Ugly, Marianne sat contented, holding her head up high. Only thing left to do: pat the belly and wait for that meat baby to be born. Side note: Marianne was honored on Bub's wall with a traditional "I ate a Big Ugly" victory picture.
Meat
When:
Tuesday, 03 Jul 2007
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Who:
Ryan "Bob" Barker
Details:
Ryan put the smackdown on two (2) Big Ugly burgers from Bub's Burgers, each of which had a twenty-two (22) ounce (pre-cooked weight) patty. Ryan fired it up in fine fashion, ready to conquer the burger world. Part of the way through the first Big Ugly, Ryan ordered the second. Shortly after finishing the first, he also ordered the third, as it was taking the cooks so long. Confidence supreme.
Next, the next burger. Ooph. "Lookit all that meat", exclaimed an excited entourage member (to himself, of course, so as not to discourage "The Machine"). Ryan kept working and working, all the while growing less and less confident. He came to realize that this off-the-cuff event may have gone better with some prior planning, and that three (3) Big Ugly burgers was probably out of his reach that day. He had a lot of hopes riding on his attempt -- even the waitress was giving strong words of encouragement, and she too was crushed when Ryan had to waive off on the third burger.
Is this eater really human? Does he actually have limits? He may have hit a wall this day, but he has vowed to make it back after some training/planning, and will again fight to conquer three (3) Big Ugly burgers. Not only would he be the first person in the restaurant's history to do so, the restaurant would hang a life-size poster of Ryan to immortalize and celebrate the triumphant eating machine. Some day.
Meat
When:
Thursday, 10 May 2007
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Who:
Tim Hillman
Details:
In what was the inaugural challenge for the Pennsylvania branch of challengers, Tim drank down about 116 ounces of fresh, wholesome 2% milk. He paced himself well, getting to about twelve (12) ounces left with seven (7) minutes to go in the hour. Then, cube-neighbors "heard moaning coming from his cube until we heard the whoshing sound and [liquid] hitting the garbage can". That's right, Tim did this challenge in his cube. One neighbor fled the area after the five (5) milk trucks came driving up out of Tim's dairy case. Tim: "I thought I was going to make it, and then the donkey kicked and it was over. About five (5) good flows of the white stuff".
Another spectator, when asked about the aftermath, stated that he did not want to get too close to the destruction, understandably. He did, however, surmise that Tim had eaten a hot dog for breakfast, presumably from the odors/sounds emanating from Tim's cube. Was Tim practicing for the wiener dog challenge, potentially? We may never know, but one thing is for sure -- Tim is one tough competitor: after making a milk pond in a trash bag, Tim "just kinda wiped his chin and was fine". Unphased. Hopefully the world will learn more about this milk maniac through his future endeavors... We shall see. Moo.
Moo

Did not achieve goal! Tim was trying for one (1) gallon of milk. Maybe next time, Dairy King.
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When:
Wednesday, 18 Apr 2007
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Who:
Ryan "Bob" Barker
Details:
Ryan stacked four (4) Burger King Quad-Stackers in his [bottomless?] belly. In a fashion which is quickly becoming his trademark, he leisurely munched on the big ol' burgers as though he was enjoying a pic-uh-nic basket at the park. He had downed seventy-five percent (75%) of the big-as-a-baby's-head burgers before some spectators even had the chance to finish their measly one (1) Whomper meal.
An onlooker's comment that the burly burger bore a resemblance to a beat-down beaver seemed to fuel Ryan's eating-machine fire. Has this man no limits? There was only one (1) display of mortality, visible when Ryan proclaimed "that was close" after a particularly meaty burp. Will all records soon belong to Ryan "Bob" Barker? At this rate, no record is safe. As an aside: These bountiful beef bombs totaled four-thousand (4000) calories, and two-hundred seventy-two (272) grams of delicious fat.
It's good to be king!
When:
Wednesday, 07 Mar 2007
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Who:
Allen Crawford
Details:
Allen, in his debut challenge, let his skee-ulls shine through as he decimated the previous donette record fifty (50) percent over by eating a total of thirty-six (36) powdered donettes. Unfortunately for the writing staff, the event was extremely low key. In fact, Allen was able to help three (3) customers and close two (2) tickets during the donette destruction.
In short order, and in very orderly fashion, Allen worked through the three dozen donettes, laying out the victims in stacks of two in blocks of twelve. He sent each powdery pastry to their doom. Some question still lingers as to whether Allen has an internal beverage depot, as he merely sipped on the homogenized milk that accompanied the tasty breakfast. Tasty pictures are available in the Records Gallery -- Donette Edition
Side note: when local law enforcement officers learned of this donette devastation, they reportedly hung their heads in shame, for they knew that they had been made to look like anti-pastry protestors with their measly two- to three- donuts per morning.
-[Show all record entries for Most Donettes in one sitting ]-
When:
Friday, 02 Mar 2007
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Who:
Danny McConaha
Details:
Danny reached new heights in chicken nugget chomping by devouring sixty-six (66) McDonald's chicken McNuggets. The challenge began in heads-up battle mode, but Danny eventually left the competition in the bread pan as the chicken eating carnage continued.
An awe-struck crowd watched on as Danny laid waste to nugget after nugget, soon making it to the sixty (60) nugget mark. Then, the chicken may have begun fighting back. The Records Gallery - Nuggets shows the drama escalate as it came down to the final half-dozen nuggs. As captured in one of the images, there seemed to be an angel present, guiding those chicken-like morsels down Danny's gullet. Overall, he was able to choke down over two (2) pounds of chicken: scientifically approximated weight of actual chicken: nine (9) ounces. Ronald: "Filler, what's that?"
About one (1) hour after the challenge, when asked, "Was there a chicken fountain?", Danny responded with: "No chicken fountains... I did, however, lay a couple of eggs." That is clucked up.
-[Show all record entries for Most chicken nuggets consumed ]-
When:
Tuesday, 27 Feb 2007
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Who:
Ryan Birk
Details:
In a spontaneous show of ambition, Ryan Birk"-alicious" called out an impromptu challenge -- twenty (20) breadsticks -- on the way to lunch. Hello, Fazoli's. The show started with great news for Birk -- he would only have to pay for four (4) sticks -- Fazoli's would spot him the rest from their bottomless basket o' b-sticks. Yesss.
After laying out a few stacks, Birk got to the order of business at hand: pummeling a pile of sticks. He doubled up, smeeshing two (2) b-sticks into the size of one, thereby halving the amount of work that his mandibles would have to put forth. This fearsome pace continue on through the first half of the event. While there was briefly a question about keeping this food furnace fueled, any such concern was soon squelched as the b-stick fairy came by with her abyss of buttery, garlicky b-sticks and restocked the pile. Whew.
After slowing to a crawl, a few walkabouts, and an unconfirmed deuce, Birk resumed the b-stick bashing, beating eight (8) more hapless sticks into submission. The last two (2) sticks put up a valiant fight, but alas, Birk proved too much for the high-carb challenge. Twenty (20) Fazoli's breadsticks in about thirty-seven (37) minutes. Next event: playing Wonder Bread factory in the first stall of the men's restroom.
When:
Friday, 23 Feb 2007
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Who:
Ryan "Bob" Barker
Details:
Barker chomped down ten (10) double cheese burgers from McDonald's for a total of four-thousand four-hundred (4400) calories. Each tasty burger contained four-hundred and forty (440) calories, which is down from the four-hundred and sixty (460) that the double cheese burgers of Jan 2006 (see previous record, link below). He is only the second competitor to reach the four-thousand calorie plateau. Fine job, Ryan. Now, no eating for the next two days, in order to balance out the RDA values...
-[Show all record entries for Highest caloric intake in one sitting ]-
When:
Friday, 23 Feb 2007
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Who:
Ryan "Bob" Barker
Details:
Ryan "Bob" Barker chomped down ten (10) delicious McDonald's double cheese burgers ("dcb's") in right at sixty (60) minutes. Barker began the devastation by killing two (2) of the dcb's in just four (4) minutes. He even doubled-up on numbers 5 and 6, effectively killing a quadruple cheese burger. The fevered pace eventually slowed, but Barker remained all smiles. As any good showman, Barker kept the suspense high throughout the competition. He took the challenge down to the wire, finishing the last bite just as time expired (many thanks to the supportive lookers-on). Barker's new nickname: The Cheeseburglar.
At 165g (5.8 oz) each, the dcb's totaled 1650g, which is 58.2 ounces; that is 3.63 pounds! And, at 440 calories each (down from the 460 calories that dcb's of Jan 2006 possessed), Barker ended up ingesting 4400 calories. Thanks for the high-energy lunch, Ronald!
Barker was spotted leaving the main wing's restroom about 1.5 hours after the competition concluded, still carrying a dashing smile. Do-do-do-do-doo, I'm lovin' it!
-[Show all record entries for Most McDonald's Double Cheese Burgers eaten ]-
When:
Thursday, 28 Sep 2006
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Who:
AJ Horn
Details:
AJ snarfed down twenty-three and one-half (23.5) tasty White Castle Hamburgers, holes and all, along with three (3) cheese sticks, forty-four (44) ounces of water, and twenty-two (22) ounces of Coca-Cola (Classic). He started out fast and furious, devouring fifteen (15) WC's in the first ten (10) minutes. Wow. The crowd was riveted (as seen in some of the photos). Then, the ever-present wall was seen in distance, and AJ rapidly approached it. Soon he was at nineteen (19) -- and, then -- bam! He hit said wall. After a ten (10) minute recess, he got back in the saddle. He even doubled up on a couple of sliders, showing them who was boss. Bam -- back came the wall. AJ strained to get through the twenty-third (23rd) onion-briquette. One-half (0.5) of the twenty-fourth (24th) all-beef patty (uh-huh) made its escape, leaping from AJ's pie-hole into the toilet. ...done with the main course.
Next, the cheese sticks. It turned out that the greasy, cheesy, inviting little cheese rods were not the cure for the WC pains that were haunting Horn's bloated bowels. Three (3) cheese sticks and sixty-six (66) ounces of fluids later, AJ called it. Total time: fifty-five (55) minutes. Total cost: $20. Total intestinal devastation: priceless.
Did not achieve goal! AJ was trying for an entire Crave Case -- you know, it's "What you Crave," thirty (30) White Castle hamburgers. Though he fell a bit short of the mark, he sure created a stir in the bathroom a short time after the event. Pee-ewww.
-[Show all record entries for Most White Castle food in one sitting ]-
When:
Thursday, 20 Apr 2006
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Who:
Steve Ulrich
Details:
Steve crunched his way through twenty-one (21) beef tacos -- all hard-shell. The weight: he was able to choke down about 3.6 pounds (1,638g) of authentic Taco Bell tacos. The time: fifty-nine minutes and twenty-four seconds (59m 24s) -- about thirty-six (36) spare seconds in the one-hour timed challenge. Steady in pace throughout the challenge, Steve was forced to stuff face during the last two (2) minutes or so, furiously chomping away at the final taco and shoveling-in the 'shrapnel' that had fallen to the table below his dangerous pie hole.
When he began, Steve announced that he does not even like Taco Bell tacos; he echoed this sentiment several times throughout the challenge. As one spectator pointed out, this dislike is quite the opposite of the norm for a regular food challenge attempt. Usually the contestant thoroughly enjoys, or at least mildly tolerates, the subject of their challenge. The distaste for the subject usually grows as the challenge progresses. Steve seems to select a subject that displeases him, attack it in a food challenge, and then develop a fondness for the item at some point after the challenge (he went through this cycle at the time of his BW3's chicken leg challenge).
A local photographer captured oodles of challenge images (and some images of the peanut-gallery). Side note: the given Taco Bell was quite a bee's nest of honeys, of whom the photographer captured some images (mostly by design) in his fine camera work.
-[Show all record entries for Most Taco Bell food eaten (total) ]-
When:
Friday, 27 Jan 2006
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Who:
Michael "Cowboy" Foster
Details:
Michael "Cowboy" Foster crunched down seventeen and one-half (17.5) crunchy tacos from Taco Bell in thirty (30) minutes. That is 1,365 grams (3.0 lbs.) of terrifically tasty tacos.
The IT folks at Quicken Loans [Detroit, MI] held the great Taco Bell crunchy taco eat-off. One-hundred-eighty (180) tacos were purchased. Bystanders partook of 6 free Nachos Bell Grande that Taco Bell threw in free for a large order**. IT teams were represented as follows:
  • Network: Scott "Scoot" Kinlin
  • Windows Engineering: "Wild" Bill Parker, Joe "The Machine" Gazariks
  • IT Business Office: Andrew "My Little Pony" Lemanek, Michael "Cowboy" Foster
  • Data Center Management: Dan "Old Man" LoCicero
The contest was held on the 4th floor ping pong table, and was overseen by Ben "Ben" Van Heudsen. The contestants were given one half-hour (30 minutes) to eat as many tacos as they could possibly stuff into their gaping maws. Score was kept on a whiteboard by Jason "Mr. Metro" Slater, with each contestant raising his hand each time he devoured a taco.
Scoot seemed obligated to pound out belch after glass shaking belch in order to make room for his tacos. It was quickly apparent that Joe "The Machine" and Michael "Cowboy" were the two to watch. Odds favored The Machine; he had a wonderful showing in the previous week's warm-ups. However, after about the thirteenth (13th) taco, The Machine seemed in need of service.
The final minute of the challenge saw the excitement erupt. Cheering was heard down to the first (1st) floor. The Machine was behind by one (1) taco, and seemed to be dragging. He stood up, grabbed a taco and attempted to shove the whole thing in his mouth.
Ultimately, the IT BO Team who gained bragging rights, with Michael "Cowboy" tearing through seventeen and one-half (17 1/2 or 35/2)** tacos. The Machine crashed at [barely]** seventeen and one-third (17 1/3 or 52/3). So close! The Cowboy, [not]** concerned about starving children in Asia, finished his eighteenth (18th) taco with a big grin on his face after time was up. "Slow and steady wins the race", says the tortoise.
As it turned out, everyone was a winner, as the extra tacos were put in the "free food" area of the fourth floor kitchenette. Fresh and delicious.
* record write-up courtesy of Greg Wojtak. Thanks, G.E.W.!  Unedited transcript available
** corrections provided by Michael "Cowboy" Foster
When:
Wednesday, 28 Sep 2005
Who:
Brandon Neuenschwander
Details:
Brandon shoveled down four (4) pounds of flavorful vanilla yogurt in nine (9) minutes. Within the first three (3) minutes, he had obliterated the first of the two (2) 2-pound vats of the bone-and-teeth-friendly treat. About 1/2 way through the second vat, Brandon stopped to enjoy some fresh Pepsi. After the ensuing belch-fest, he got back to it, finishing the second vat at about the nine-minute mark. Done! Lookers-on observed the ghostly whiteness that had come over Brandon's complexion, some fearing that failure (regurgitation) was imminent. Like a rock, Brandon did not falter; he kept the yogurt down. His skeletal system rejoiced, "I'm gonna be so much stronger, now!"
When:
Wednesday, 21 Sep 2005
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Who:
Misty Price
Details:
Misty slurped down 48.75 ounces (over three (3) pounds) of delicious Jello brand gelatin in twenty (20) minutes. From the word "go", she was like a school kid afraid that she was not going to get her share of the goods, tearing through them so quickly that she cut herself on one of the cups! Misty employed the "chipmunk-cheeks"- and "gopher-jowls" techniques to help her conquer the fifteen (15) Jello cups. The Jello bent to her will the entire challenge, until the last cup. Almost immediately after said cup, Misty found herself gathering her things in preparation to disgorge the sugar-free snack. She dashed outdoors and emitted some Jello-air. Misty was able to keep the Cosby treats down, down in her belly. Whew, that was close (but, her kidneys' output sent her to the latrine five (5) times in the following two (2) hours).
Flavors: cherry, black cherry, orange, lime, and strawberry.
Total Jello calories: 150 (a great, light snack for you dieters out there).
Time until next hunger pang: about two (2) hours.
When:
Thursday, 15 Sep 2005
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Who:
Viktoriya Yurko
Details:
Viktoriya "Red" Yurko nibbled down 18.75 ounces of Laughing Cow Light spreadable Swiss flavored cheese in about thirty (30) minutes. Things started out well, but then slowed down a bit. She attempted to boost her spirits by conversing with her challenge support team, but to no avail. She threw crackers into the mix, which broke up the monotony of the moldy morsels a might. As the cheese wheel turned, Viktor noticed that "little pieces of cheese were getting stuck in the middle of [her] spine, causing it to pain". Ouch. After struggling on, and a feeling of imminent regurgitation, Viktoriya reached her peak of twenty-five (25) wedges. Good job, Chuck E.
Did not achieve goal! Viktor was attempting to eat thirty-six (36) ounces of delicious cheese, but after about 1/2 dozen cheese wedges (0.75 ounces each), Vik "knew [she] was not going to be able to complete the assignment". After a baker's dozen of the Laughing Cow's cheese wedges, Red felt a "strong tickle" on the right side of her head. The Cow did not stop tickling her until she said 'uncle'. After sixteen (16) Cow wedges she developed a slight fever. That is how to tell that you have selected a fine cheese product. After the 2nd dozen of wedges, the urge to purge came over Viktoriya. So, she ate a piece of candy and threw down one more wedge for good measure. The Cow got the last laugh, stopping her short of her goal. She did keep down the wholesome goodness, though.
Side note: Viktoriya actually laughed the last laugh about four (4) hours after the challenge upon utilizing the latrine and disproving the age old adage about the cork-like effect of large quantities of cheese on the user's system. Ha.
When:
Thursday, 09 Jun 2005
Who:
Greg Wojtak
Details:
Greg crunched down eleven (11) 1.75 ounce bags of peanuts. Each bag contained twenty-five (25) grams of fat. This snack totaled 275 grams of fat; that is 9.7 ounces of fat! In this, his first non-failed challenge, Greg employed several techniques to achieve the lofty goal of downing 0.6 pounds of fat. Some of the several techniques were the genuflect gobble, the light-in-the-loafers-leap-about, and the workstation box sprawl. As always, Greg was able to work in his now famous catch phrase, "It hurts". On two separate occasions, Greg dispersed the crowd like Dawn dish soap does grease when he nearly vomited, with a few of them in the would-be projectile's path. Except during the two scares, spectators kept flowing a steady stream of euphemisms about eating nuts. Mentions of "nut bags" and of "deez nuts" were aplenty, and kept spectators in stitches.
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When:
Thursday, 21 Apr 2005
Who:
Tom McCollister
Details:
Tom chugged down one half (1/2) gallon of 2% milk in 3 min 50 sec. Tom used this, his first challenge, to wow the crowd with his capacity for wholesome, frosty milk. Though no official readings were taken, a few lookers-on estimated that Tom's core body temperature dropped by three (3) degrees Fahrenheit. A couple of veteran milk challengers were on hand, including the incumbent champ. Each of them eagerly offered "tips" to Tom in efforts to thwart the attempt. The tips did not phase him. A couple of questionable "coughs" had the crowd expecting to see the milk again, but Tom kept it in. Two short hours later his stomach was settled.
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When:
Thursday, 21 Apr 2005
Who:
Matt Boren
Details:
Matt gulped down thirty-five (35) ounces of sweetened applesauce in seventeen (17) minutes. Quick math: 2.25 pounds. Matt was a bit unsure going into the event after the previous day's trial run in which he hurled the healthy treat about fifteen seconds after starting. He fared far better in the actual event, slugging down swig after swig of the slightly lumpy, room temperate side dish without much threat of blowing sauce. As this was not a premium brand of sauce, it was a bit less smooth and a bit more "vomity" in texture. One spectator noted that the "stares" started at about the 7 minute mark -- Matt got the 100 yard stare. After finishing up the apple squeezin's with only a slight delay, he went out to a celebratory lunch. He ate four (4) of the nacho chips that he ordered. What a celebration.
Did not achieve goal! Matt was attempting to devour the 35 ounces of apply goodness in 16 minutes. So close, Johnny Appleseed.
When:
Thursday, 17 Feb 2005
Who:
Greg Wojtak
Details:
Greg crunched and munched his way through 10.75 ounces (cooked weight) of delicious popcorn from a Christmas sampler tin. The tin had three (3) tempting flavors: cheese, rich caramel, and artificial-imitation butter. He demonstrated an assortment of eating techniques, ranging from the stand and stash to the kneel and gnash to the very effective steam-shovel stuff. A real trooper, Greg was careful to collect any and every dropped nugget of popped corn, placing it back in the tin of joy to be enjoyed later in the event. And, of course, Greg uttered his catch-phrase, "it hurts", a few times during his challenge. Always a crowd pleaser.
Did not achieve goal! Greg was attempting to eat approximately 1.8 pounds of popcorn. Maybe next time, Orville.
When:
Friday, 28 Jan 2005
Who:
Troy Roach
Details:
Troy ordered up three (3) family-size tubs of creamy coleslaw from KFC. He was able to down all 39 ounces of the tasty side dish (minus the leftover slaw squeezins) in about 42 minutes. To break up the monotony of the taste of the vinegary treat, Troy munched three (3) of the Colonel's biscuits. Finger lickin' good. Though Troy seemed to handle the challenge in stride, he did show a sign of his internal struggle when he announced "I'm done talking to you guys" approximately 25 minutes after starting.
When:
Wednesday, 05 Jan 2005
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Who:
Steve Ulrich
Details:
Steve devastated twenty-two (22) full-sized chicken legs from BW3's. The poor legs did not stand a chance. There were six (6) flavors of sauces ranging from sissy mild to painfully hot. The legs were divvied up into six (6) groups of four (4), with each group of four doused in progressively hotter sauce. While many thought that the spiciness would be Steve's undoing, it was the sheer volume. The only sign of any effects of the spiciness was Steve wiping perspiration from his head. What an iron mouth (and gastral system). More images can be found in the gallery (opens in new window).
Did not achieve goal! Steve was attempting to eat 25 chicken legs total. Just three more?
When:
Wednesday, 08 Dec 2004
Who:
Brandon Neuenschwander
Details:
Brandon wowed lookers-on as he just kept going back for more at the Mongolian Barbecue. He ended his eating-spree after enjoying four (4) full bowls of food (pre-cooked volume). He garnished the morsels with white rice. The next closest amount eaten at the establishment is three (3) bowls. When reflecting upon the event, Brandon recalled that he "shit out a graveyard" afterwards.
When:
Tuesday, 09 Nov 2004
Who:
Greg Wojtak
Details:
Greg snacked on 16.02 ounces of delicious, zesty Vlassic Jalapeño slices. He was able to do so in 57 minutes and 23 seconds. Quite a feat, considering that the sweat began flowing and the eyes began watering at about the 3 minute mark. Perseverance. Greg's fork was eventually shaking at nearly supersonic speeds. To make a meal of it, Greg added part of a glazed yeast doughnut, a pint of milk, and about a quarter of a napkin to the feast. Quotes of interest: "I'm having some issues right now", "Tongue burning, eyes sweating, bowels churning, must finish jar of jalapeños", and "This is some whack shit, yo".
Did not achieve goal! Greg was trying to consume the contents of two (2) 16 fluid ounce jars of jalapeños. He fell a touch short, only eating one jar and two (2) pepper slices from the second jar. However, as a "can't keep me down" bonus, Greg slurped down twelve (12) ounces of K.C. Masterpiece Honey Brown Sugar barbeque sauce in 4 minutes, 28 seconds after stopping the challenge at hand.
When:
Tuesday, 09 Nov 2004
Who:
Matt Eash
Details:
Matt guzzled down eighteen (18) ounces of K.C. Masterpiece Honey Brown Sugar barbeque sauce in 34 minutes and 30 seconds. He only employed the "nose-plugging" technique during the last few swigs of sauce. Matt convinced several audience members that the challenge was "rough". Some plain chicken may have helped Matt in his plight.
Did not achieve goal! Matt was trying to coat his stomach with thirty-six (36) ounces of delicious barbeque sauce. He fell a bit shy, fighting to make it to the half-way point. Matt ate part of a stale, glazed yeast doughnut to make the sauce taste even better.
When:
Monday, 18 Oct 2004
Who:
Troy Roach
Details:
Troy took off his shoes and ordered up four (4) rolls of sushi along with two (2) orders of dumplings, which totaled twelve (12) dumplings altogether. Rolls breakdown: 2 California rolls, 2 eel rolls, for a total of 24 portions of sushi. At the Uki restaurant, Troy chopped-sticked those morsels down into his belly in around 52 minutes. This included a 20 minute gap in action while waiting for the rolls. Attendees of the event hypothesized about the spectacular colors that Troy might be able to produce in his next few trips to the restroom.
When:
Thursday, 15 Jul 2004
Who:
Michael Vance
Details:
Michael slurped down 84.8 ounces of chocolate malt from Dairy Queen Brazier. That was about 2.65 large chocolate malts. How did he like it? "I'm enjoying this, this is good shit". He had the challenge relocated to the outdoor eating area, as the malts were freezing his innards. These cool treats resulted in 3498 calories worth of energy for Michael.
Did not achieve goal! Michael was attempting to slug down three (3) large chocolate malts. After seeing him devour two malts in 25 minutes, spectators were sure that he would succeed. Then, about half way through the third malt, Michael was stopped cold. After walking about to try to ease the discomfort, Michael burped up a bit of malt. Then, a short bit later, he was seen being a malt fountain, spewing an arch of malt for approximately three (3) seconds. The nearby mother and daughter enjoying their own cool treats did not seem to notice. Michael noted that the discarded malt was still cold.
When:
Tuesday, 15 Jun 2004
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Who:
Michael Vance
Details:
Michael was able to chomp down 1.02 Bloomin' Onions from Outback Steakhouse. He enjoyed a margarita on the rocks with salt along with this tasty appetizer. For dessert, he ate 85% of a Cinnamon Apple Oblivion. The onions were a reported 2630 calories. Nutritional facts still being investigated...
Did not achieve goal! Michael was attempting to eat two (2) entire Bloomin' Onions. Yes, he barely made it into the second onion, but it was monsterous. Even bigger than the first. Michael reported that his trip to the restroom the next morning filled his nasal passages with the scent of "sweet Vidalia onions".
When:
Thursday, 08 Apr 2004
Who:
Brian Morris
Details:
Brian devoured sixty-one (61) ounces of fresh, wholesome strawberries. That's over 3.8 pounds! He enjoyed a seven (7) ounce can of fat free Reddi Whip in the process. As a sign of his confidence in this, his last challenge before age 30, Brian slurped down a large serving of spaghetti beforehand. What an eater! In this head to head challenge, standers-by noted that both challengers (Viktoriya Yurko and Brian) had glassy eyes.
When:
Friday, 26 Mar 2004
Who:
Misty Price
Details:
Misty crunched up twenty-two (22) regulation size fortune cookies from King Chef. She achieved this feat in 37 minutes, using only water to help her through the event. Additionally, Misty downed one (1) fortune from one of the cookies. Watch for paper cuts later...
When:
Monday, 09 Feb 2004
Who:
Edward Oliver
Details:
Edward engaged in a head-to-head pepperoncini challenge with Misty Price. The goal was to be the first one to finish their two (2) 16 fluid ounce containers of pepperoncinis and then eat one cherry pepper. Edward was able to do so first, finishing in 12 minutes. The two containers totaled 14 ounces of pepperoncinis (excluding juice and stems). Though each contestant's tongue turned chartreuse green-yellow, only Edward was able to showoff a bright red neck rash.
When:
Friday, 30 Jan 2004
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Who:
Brandon Neuenschwander
Details:
Brandon snarfed down two (2) heads of lettuce from Golden Corral in just about nine (9) minutes. The lettuce was accompanied by one-half of a bowl of french dressing. He really attacked that roughage, enjoying every delicious bite. P.S., this was Brandon's first successful attempt.
When:
Friday, 30 Jan 2004
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Who:
Viktoriya Yurko
Details:
Viktoriya chomped down two-hundred forty-four (244) regulation size gummy bears. At the start of the challenge, she noted that she loved the little bears. Near the end of the challenge, she was claiming that she would never eat another "g-bear" again. We shall see.
Did not achieve goal! Viktoriya was attempting to ingest one-thousand (1000) gummy bears. She got a time extension from the panel of judges before the challenge, giving her a full ninety (90) minutes to eat bears. She scarcely used half of that time.
When:
Tuesday, 13 Jan 2004
Who:
Brian Morris
Details:
Brian gobbled down ten (10) chicken soft tacos from Taco Bell. He added mild sauce as he saw fit. These tacos totaled 2.21 pounds of Taco Bell goodness. Brian was seen performing calisthenics on several occasions as he tried to free up more storage space.
Did not achieve goal! Brian was attempting to eat fifteen (15) chicken soft tacos. Time was a factor in this challenge, along with tummy capacity.
When:
Monday, 12 Jan 2004
Who:
Matt Boren
Details:
Matt consumed 967 Tic Tac breath mints in one hour. He only chewed approximately forty (40) of the mints, downing the rest whole. There were 240 of the Fresh Mint variety, and 727 of the Orange Mint variety. Quotes: "Something is sliding through me". One near-hoark event included a Gallagher-like spraying of an assistant with water.
Did not achieve goal! Matt was attempting to manhandle one thousand (1000) Tic Tac mints. Time expired before he could eat the last 33 mints. At least his breath was reasonably fresh. Matt experienced an orange Technicolor yawn a bit later.
When:
Friday, 09 Jan 2004
Who:
Andrew Beller
Details:
Andrew ate eleven (11) egg rolls from the Dragon House in 54 minutes. He soaked the rolls with soy sauce and seemed to enjoy the meal. Some spectators worried on a couple of occasions about getting thrown up upon. They noted the fear in Andrew's eyes during the closest near-vomit encounter.
Did not achieve goal! Andrew was attempting to eat a baker's dozen (13) egg rolls. He appeared reasonably full, and shuddered from time to time. Quote: "This is harder than it looks".
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When:
Friday, 02 Jan 2004
Who:
Misty Price
Details:
Misty ate thirteen (13) Archer Farms brand green iced sugar cookies, which are 43 grams each. She washed the cookies down with both water and slightly chilled milk, and broke up the sweetness with intermittent pretzel breaks. Her mouth turned green from the frosting, and she reported that "My stomach hurts". Surprising.
Did not achieve goal! Misty was attempting to eat eighteen (18) iced sugar cookies. She had to stop the challenge due to regurgitation concerns. On a positive note, challengee reported producing green excrement later that night.
When:
Wednesday, 24 Dec 2003
Who:
Michael Nelson
Details:
Michael ate one large (14 inch) pepperoni/sausage pizza, ten (10) hot wings, and three (3) bread sticks with cheese from Donato's Pizza in 57 minutes. He washed down these morsels with 40 ounces of Diet Mt. Dew. Quotes: "I'm hurting right here" (accompanied by pointing gestures to his midsection), "No, I just didn't chew it very well" (when asked if he nearly spewed).
Did not achieve goal! Michael was attempting to eat a large pizza, ten hot wings, and a full order of bread sticks (6 sticks). Just three sticks shy, slim!
When:
Monday, 08 Dec 2003
Who:
Edward Oliver
Details:
Edward consumed thirty (30) Tootsie Pop suckers (assorted flavors) in 53 minutes. Spectators noticed a nasty rash develop, eventually spreading from ear to ear. Quotes: "My saliva is really thick", and, "Ouch". Contestant commented on vibrant colors in his excrement after the challenge. These suckers contained 16.07 oz. sugar and 1800 calories.
When:
Friday, 21 Nov 2003
Who:
Michael Hawkins
Details:
Michael ate 3.125 pounds (50oz) of cooked ribeye. This consisted of 3.5 ribeye steaks. Washed down the tasty treat with a beer. Quotes: "Oh, sweet Moses", "Oh, here come the meat-sweats", and "My legs are starting to wiggle".
Did not achieve goal! Michael was attempting to eat 50oz. of steak accompanied by a dinner salad and a beer. He ran out of time to consume (or even make) the salad. So close. Sidenote: Michael later noted that he had to perform a pair of courtesy flushes while in the bathroom.
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When:
Thursday, 06 Nov 2003
Who:
Misty Price
Details:
Ate 37.76 ounces of fried Okra from Cracker Barrel accompanied by 20 ounces of water. Experienced two (2) near-hoark events, one of which she tried to disguise as a laugh.
Did not achieve goal! Misty was attempting to eat ten (10) servings of Okra. This constitutes forty (40) ounces. Just a bit short. [Challengee requested addendum]: Price was originally going to attempt 36 ounces, but raised the bar after succumbing to peer pressure.
When:
Wednesday, 05 Nov 2003
Who:
Maia Nevels
Details:
Fit 106 SweetTarts and one (1) pack of Smarties into her mouth simultaneously. Consumed these items by chewing (for quite a while). Only spewed out candy juice a time or two, and did not hurl. Quotes: "My tongue burns", "My gums are swollen".
When:
Tuesday, 21 Oct 2003
Who:
Jeff Hexamer
Details:
Consumed the contents of 35.5 packets of taco sauce from Taco Bell. Enjoyed 15 Hot packets, 15 Fire packets, and 5.5 Green Sauce packets. Jeff waited 5 minutes after eating sauces to consume any liquids.
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When:
Tuesday, 21 Oct 2003
Who:
Matt Boren
Details:
Consumed 48 fluid ounces of chocolate pudding from the fine buffet at the Dragon House eatery.
Did not achieve goal! Matt was attempting to down fifty (50) fluid ounces of chocolate pudding. He also intended to pass the pudding normally. He was unable to keep it down, losing pudding on two separate occasions.
When:
Thursday, 16 Oct 2003
Who:
Edward Oliver
Details:
Consumed three (3) pounds of cocktail-style shrimp in 36 minutes. This was about 174 shrimp. Edward also consumed 0.75 pounds of cocktail sauce, and had a lick of a lemon slice. Onlookers saw only one (1) near vomit situation and one (1) mercury rash.
When:
Friday, 10 Oct 2003
Who:
Brian Morris
Details:
Put 30 slices of Extra Bubble Gum flavored gum in his mouth. Brian proceeded to chew all 30 pieces for 10 minutes after last piece was placed in mouth. Was quoted as saying, "That's a lot of gum juice".
When:
Friday, 10 Oct 2003
Who:
Chad Haselby
Details:
Consumed two (2) 14-ounce cans of Kroger light whipped cream. Was seen gagging on more than one occasion. Fun facts: each can was 1200 calories, and had around 60g of fat. Elapsed time: 54 min.
Did not achieve goal! Chad was attempting to consume five (5) 14-ounce cans of whipped cream.
When:
Wednesday, 08 Oct 2003
Who:
Viktoriya Yurko
Details:
Consumed 3 pounds of green grapes. Totalled 297 grapes in 38 minutes.
When:
Thursday, 21 Aug 2003
Who:
Brandon Neuenschwander
Details:
Ate five (5) full cheeseburger Happy Meals (w/ water as drink), and the cheeseburger and drink from a sixth Meal.
Did not achieve goal! Brandon was attempting to eat six (6) full cheeseburger Happy Meals
When:
Wednesday, 20 Aug 2003
Who:
Edward Oliver
Details:
Matched Ron Armstrong pepper for pepper, hot sauce for hot sauce, habanero powder dash for dash, and then some. Victory dance included several dashes of said powder directly in mouth. Witnesses noted Ron's profuse sweating.
When:
Friday, 20 Jun 2003
Who:
Brandon Neuenschwander
Details:
Ate 10 Hardee's Slammers, 1 large order of fries, and 1 large Dr. Pepper
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When:
Friday, 20 Jun 2003
Who:
Brian Morris
Details:
Ate 10 Hardee's Slammers, 1 large order of fries, and 1 large Coke
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