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December 7, 2015

United States

Indiana—Video—Shrimp Eating Contest


Joey Chestnut won the St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Contest by consuming 10.42 pounds of shrimp cocktail in 8 minutes—a new world record.


Here’s how one writer described the event: “Joey eats without fear or care or concern.  He gives no quarter to his foe—human or foodstuff.  He takes his last bite as he does his first, each and every sinew of his body directed to victory.  Chomp, chomp, chomp—one bowl of St Elmo Shrimp Cocktail disappearing after another.  The next dies like the last.  The crowd chants his name.  They know it like they know their own, like they know their address, their social security number, their mother’s maiden name, the name of their first pet, their log in and password details.”


Sources: 1. Major League Eating Contest.  The World Famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail-Eating Championship.  December 6, 2015.  2. WISH/TV.  VideoChestnut Sets World Record at St. Elmo Shrimp-Eating Contest.  December 5, 2015.

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