Monday, October 09, 2006

The Flaming Lips...

The following story gives a whole new meaning to the
"Flaming Lips" term!


"A 62-year-old retired accountant from Nevada swallowed 247 peppers in eight minutes to win the Jalapeno Eating World Championship at the State Fair of Texas.

Richard LeFevre won $2,000 for prevailing in Sunday's contest, which was sponsored by the International Federation of Competitive Eating.

"I love to eat, and I love to compete, so the two go pretty well together," said LeFevre, the world's eighth-ranked eater according to the federation.

LeFevre, who has also won the fair's World Corny Dog Eating Contest three times, said his winning strategy was to mix three or four peppers in his mouth with a swig of milk before swallowing." -- AP


Okay, first of all... why would anyone try to eat that many jalapenos in that short of time?? And secondly, $2,000??!?!?!!? That won't even pay for all the Rolaids and Preparation H that dude is going to need!


At 3:31 PM, Blogger Karmyn R said...

I cannot understand contest eating - like that little Japanese kid eating 250 hotdogs. I can't imagine how eating like that would just mess with your system....and jalapeno peppers? Just one would put me under.


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