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

Friday, September 14, 2007


They say Guinness draught is chock full of vitamins and nutrients. Enough vitamins and nutrients that a man can subsist on Guinness beer alone. Ryan Nerz told a story in Eat This Book about Crazy Legs Conti living on Guinness for one week on a dare. His prize: a free lunch.
On June 22, 1977, Steve Petrosino (that's him below) walked into a Gingerbread Man bar in Carlisle, Pennsylvania and set a new Guinness Book world record by downing one liter of beer (33 ounces) in 1.3 seconds. His record was retired in 1991 when the good book stopped tracking beer feats (and all eating records soon thereafter).
Since Guinness is a meal replacement, I guess that makes it a food. And that makes Steve Petrosino (or Dr. Petrosino as he's known today) one of the greatest eaters Pennsylvania ever produced. That also makes him a member of the UEPa. Welcome, Dr. P! New guy buys the first round.


Blogger Skinnyboy said...


12:46 PM

Blogger D. A. Payne said...

Never a better honorary member.

8:22 AM

Blogger Mega Munch said...

Yep. There's a photo of Steve on that website of him posing for a picture after drinking four pitchers of beer. It's actually no wonder he became a doctor. A skill like that probably helped him get laid a lot during his 8 years of college.

8:23 AM

Blogger D. A. Payne said...


He's can still do it....26 years later.

Check out the clip.

8:29 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's not a doctor. Do some research. His doctorate came from a diploma mill.

7:16 AM


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