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When:
Wednesday, 20 Dec 2006
Who:
Jeremy Smith

Did not achieve goal! Jeremy was all jazzed about destroying some tasty shakes from Dairy Queen. He could not believe that a person could not consume three (3) quarts (or 96 ounces) of cool refreshment. Many contest watchers were amazed at the shear volume of smack that Jeremy was talking about how he was going to obliterate those poor shakes.
So, Jeremy ordered up two (2) 32-ounce strawberry shakes, and one (1) vanilla shake. Right out of the gate, spectators enjoyed a true spectacle of shake-slurping. Jeremy laid waste to the first half-gallon of shake-goodness within twelve (12) minutes. Then, reality set in. The shakes began drawing thermal energy from deep within Jeremy's core, fueled by their desire to restore equilibrium with their surroundings. Brr. After getting through a case of the "shakes", Jeremy found that it was time to hit the latrine. After nearly 25 minutes of playing Sno-cone factory, he emerged determine to press on.
Jeremy sat back at the table and started in on the last third of his challenge. About three (3) sips later, he found himself on the DQ patio, coaxing the still-melting shakes in his belly to stay put (see images in the Record Gallery). After a short reprieve, and a couple of more sips, Jeremy was half out the door to the patio and throwing up a bit of the Cool Treats that he had enjoyed throwing down. After another short time of calm, the gates were opened, and the rest of the now-frothy shakes leapt from his tummy with a distinct "splat" onto the patio pavers. After alerting the DQ employees that our friend was sick (and had made a pink puddle), we all jumped in the Jeep and stewed in the fun and frivolity we had just experience. Luckily, Jeremy's insides were fine with keeping the rest of their contents (if any), and no chuck was spilled in the Jeep. Jeremy vowed to avenge the failure. A rematch date has not been set.
When:
Thursday, 10 Nov 2005
Who:
Ryan Birk

Did not achieve goal! In this, his first official food challenge, Ryan oozed confidence about how he was going to pummel the existing record. After a breakfast-free start to his day and some delays, he [finally] made it to the Golden Corral Buffet & Grill. Bring on the Gummies. Upon counting out the first plate full of the still-squirming bears, an official noted how non-fresh these not-so-gummy bears actually were. Ryan's jaw did not seem to care, until after about ten (10) full bears. Talk about some mandibular mayhem! Ouch.
At about the half-way point of the challenge, the ingested bears seemed to migrate their way south, and Ryan opted to free them from their tummy tomb (read: deuce). Now that is "straight-piped". Soon after dropping that batch bears off to the super bowl, in set the realization that failure might be possible, and Ryan began the cursing. He was able to break the two-hundred (200) bear barrier before his fullness stopped him, nearly sending him into hibernation himself. Ryan really had a bear of a time with this challenge, but this will surely not be his last attempt. Nice try, Ryan.
When:
Friday, 15 Apr 2005
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Who:
Greg Wojtak

Did not achieve goal! Greg was going for the coveted Most Milk title. He intended to drink down over 0.5 gallons of fresh, wholesome milk in approximately eleven (11) minutes. In order to get an edge in the competition, Greg slowly brought the milk closer to room temperature over a period of two (2) hours. Last minute protests by the current Most Milk title holder about skim versus 2% milk prompted Greg to add four (4) single serving size Half and Half creamer containers to the skim milk. After an impressive start and slurping down about 75% of the jug of milk in about two (2) minutes, Greg paused to showboat a bit. To please the crowd, Greg was able to work in his catch-phrase, "it hurts". Then, shortly after getting back to the challenge, the milk that Greg had already consumed was not enjoying the one-half (1/2) pot of coffee that Greg had for breakfast: it wanted out. It came up once, but Greg gulped it back down. The next two (2) abdominal contractions could not be overcome in the same manner, and Greg chunked out the milk into a nearby trash can. Milk did not do a body good in this case. Note: one of the pictures is semi-graphic.
When:
Thursday, 16 Sep 2004
Who:
Bob Dillon

Did not achieve goal! Bob began this, his debut challenge, full of gust and zeal. He was thinking outside the bun as he prepared to eat fifteen (15) chicken soft taco supremes. Things went bad quickly. After three (3) tacos, Bob noticed that the tangy sour cream on the tacos tasted a bit off. Eventually, he came to describe the sour cream as "crunchy". After about seven (7) chicken soft taco supremes, the challenge ended. Bob finished this, his debut challenge, full of bad sour cream and a bitterness towards the sport.