“I once heard of an individual who made a bet that he would eat twelve dozen oysters, washed down by twelve glasses of Champagne, while the cathedral clock...was striking twelve. He won his bet by placing a dozen fresh oysters in twelve wine glasses, and having swallowed the oysters, he washed down each dozen with a glass of Champagne. I should not have mentioned this disgusting feat, but to add that he felt no evil effects..., proving incontestably the digestive and sanitary properties of this mollusk."'
The Oyster' (London 1863)

The record for eating live cockroaches is held by Ken Edwards of Derbyshire, England.  In 2001 he ate 36 hissing Madagascar roaches in one minute. (2006)

Chris Hendrix holds the world record for eating Crawfish. He ate 331 crawfish in 12 minutes.

Richard LeFevre holds the world record for eating SPAM by eating 6 pounds in 12 minutes.

Richard LeFevre holds the world record for eating Watermelon. He ate 11 1/2 pounds in 15 minutes.

Sonya Thomas ate 36 dozen oysters in 10 minutes for the world record.

Sonya Thomas holds the World Record for cheesecake eating. She ate 11 pounds of cheesecake in 9 minutes.

Sonya Thomas won $500 and a trophy belt at the World Lobster Eating Contest in Kennebunkport, Maine (8/22/2004). She ate 9.76 pounds of lobster meat (38 lobsters) in 12 minutes.  She also holds the record for hard boiled eggs, and pork & beans (8.4 pounds in 2 minutes 47 seconds) and many others.  She weighs only 105 pounds.

The world eating competition for cow brains is held by Takeru Kobayashi, 17.7 pounds in 15 minutes.

The world record for butter eating is 7 quarter pound sticks of salted butter in 5 minutes by Donald Lerman.

The world record for eating cabbage is held by Charles Hardy. He ate 6 pounds 9 ounces in 9 minutes.

The world record for eating Conch Fritters is 45 fritters in 6 minutes, held by Joe Menchetti.

The world record for eating corn on the cob is 33 1/2 ears in 12 minutes, held by Cookie Jarvis.

The world record for eating hot dogs is 68 Nathan's hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes Joey Chestnut.
(2009, Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest)

The world record for eating mayonnaise is held by Oleg Zhornitskiy; he ate 4 - 32 ounce bowls in 8 minutes.

Some of these, are IFOCE records - For additional information on Food Eating Contests and Records, visit the website of the IFOCE (International Federation of Competitive Eating)


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