"It is possible to die from eating. But I think to be professional means you don't die." (Takeru Kobayashi)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


Supposedly this is a Guinness World Record or something. I didn't think the good book was tracking eating records any more (which was always my favorite section of the book as a child), but I guess single food items are somehow okay. The guy in this video set a record by eating one whole onion in one minute, 29 seconds on the set of some Italian TV show in January 2006. This must be harder than it looks, because a minute 29 doesn't sound that fast.

Here's another Guinness video of a guy setting the mark for the most hot sauce drank in 30 seconds. To be fair it's Tabasco sauce, which is more like "ketchup with a kick" than "hot sauce." I'm actually more likely to attempt this one than the onion one.


Blogger Carey said...

He impressed me by being able to eat a whole onion, but I don't think the time was really that impressive. Maybe the act that it IS an onion will slow you down alot.

8:03 AM

Blogger Carey said...

I know you always wanted to try this

8:04 AM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

Yeah, I think the best way to test how impressive or difficult this is (without eating an actual onion) is to try to eat a similarly sized apple in the same amount of time.

That video is awesomely disgusting. That's my technique for doing the Wendy's challege next time.

10:20 AM

Anonymous Philly Guy said...

I know their hot dog record is a lot less impressive than the IFOCE's. I'll leave it to Dave to find stats, being thats his thing.

4:24 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

48 seconds is the world record I believe. I'm not sure what a "regulation" onion is (size, weight, variety etc.) otherwise I would give it a go

If anyone knows then please email me:



3:51 PM


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