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Old 05 April 2017, 02:22 PM
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Default Man dies trying to eat doughnut in shop's eating challenge

A man trying to eat a half-pound glazed doughnut in 80 seconds as part of a Denver doughnut shopís eating challenge choked to death, one of two people who died in such contests this past weekend.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/man-dies...ing-challenge/
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Old 05 April 2017, 07:41 PM
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This is why food eating competitions are an incredibly stupid idea.

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Old 05 April 2017, 07:42 PM
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Agreed. I also find them sickening, personally.
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Old 05 April 2017, 09:30 PM
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Eating contests deserve Onion-like headlines: Local idiot survives choking contest.
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Choking hazard aside, am I the only one to think that a half pound donut isn't really big by any means?

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Old 06 April 2017, 01:48 PM
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It seems that a regular donut weighs 1 to 1 1/2 ounces. Therefore a half pound donut would be equal to 6 to 8 regular donuts. I've been known to eat that much but not in 80 seconds.
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Old 06 April 2017, 02:03 PM
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Choking hazard aside, am I the only one to think that a half pound donut isn't really big by any means?
According to this article, which quotes the Food Challenges web site, the doughnut is equivalent to a half dozen regular doughnuts, is just over an inch-and-a-half thick, and is seven inches in diameter.

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It isn't that big,but 80 seconds isn't much time to eat it either.
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Old 06 April 2017, 07:02 PM
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Choking isn't dependent on the size of the object to be eaten, it's dependent on the size of the bites taken.

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Other factors can influence it as well, such as how dry the thing being eaten is. A doughnut is usually pretty dry so it's easier to choke on it than an equivalent sized bit of something with a high water content.
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There was another case of someone choking during a pancake eating contest.
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