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Old 07-11-2014, 03:27 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I think they are entertaining. Whats worse is people now have tried to become professional gluttons to compete 'on the circuit'. Why couldn't a paramedic unclog his throat? Isnt that one of the first steps...after trying the Heimlich.

The next big thing...google or youtube Molly Schuyler.
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Old 07-11-2014, 10:02 AM
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Location: Suburban Dallas
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Look, I love food as much as anyone, but eating contests are too risky and too dangerous. Period. And it's not just choking; people can also endanger their digestive systems and potentially raise their blood pressure (not to mention clogging arteries). It's just not worth it.
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:45 PM
 
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I've never fancied eating contests. Hot dogs aren't as gross to watch as pies, though. hork

Either way, definitely not worth risking your life for, IMO. But each person can make that choice for him/her self.
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Old 07-13-2014, 06:10 AM
 
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I have heard of people that have died in a sausage eating contest, a pie eating contest and a hard boiled egg contest. I am sure there are many others. I don't think people realize that shoving that much food into your mouth/system can really be fatal. I have also heard of "professional eaters". They practice at home so their bodies go through that all the time, very scary.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:26 AM
 
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This is really sad.
I never understood the point of these contests. I didn't think they win a large amount of money? I also don't know why someone would find it a great accomplishment to be able to eat so much in a short span of time. I don't even care to see a clip of this on tv. It turns my stomach.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:52 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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This is really sad.
I never understood the point of these contests. I didn't think they win a large amount of money? I also don't know why someone would find it a great accomplishment to be able to eat so much in a short span of time. I don't even care to see a clip of this on tv. It turns my stomach.

Man being a competitive beast by nature I can almost understand why people participate. But I'm not remotely close to understanding why anyone wants to watch.
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Old 07-14-2014, 01:24 PM
 
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Hey, at least he died doing what he loved. The last couple minutes of his life must have been horrible and terrifying so my heart goes out to him.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:12 PM
 
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Calling these types of contests an eating contest is a bit of a misnomer as they dont actually eat these foods they some how train themselves to ignore the natural gag reflex leaving their gullets wide open and they just cram the food in as fast as they can. absolutely disgusting..

Actual throwing up is called 'A reversal of fortune' and is usually met with an immediate disqualification.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: North America
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I can see the end of these food contests like this hot dog eating which is dangerous anyway because of choking.

CUSTER, S.D. (AP) — A Fourth of July hot dog eating contest in western South Dakota turned tragic when a contestant choked to death.

Walter Eagle Tail, 47, of Custer, died at a hospital Thursday after attempts to save him at the scene failed, Custer County Sheriff Rick Wheeler told the Rapid City Journal (Man dies in Custer hot dog eating contest ).

Man dies at South Dakota hot dog eating contest | CNS News

I don't know about anyone else, but I find these kinds of contests creepy.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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these contests are mean to the hot dogs
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