Competitive Eater Furious Pete Takes The Michael Phelps Dietary Challenge – 12,000 Calories In One Sitting

Competitive Eater Furious Pete Takes The Michael Phelps Dietary Challenge - 12,000 Calories In One Sitting

You’ve no doubt noticed that the Olympics are currently on, even if the coverage is horribly delayed on our US airwaves.  You may have also noticed that Michael Phelps has won an awful lot of medals.  During an interview he revealed that his training diet consists of 12,000+ calories per day.  That’s the better part of a weeks worth of food for most of us.  He packs that into 24 hours.  Furious Pete is a competitive eater.  He saw that as a challenge.  If only competitive eater were an Olympic sport.

So then, this is one man – eating 12,300 calories in one half hour sitting.  It’s been edited down to a few minutes – you can imagine watching someone eating for half an hour would be about as entertaining as a spinal tap.  Check out the video below.

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San Francisco’s Zog’s Dogs Sends A Hot Dog To Outer Space….And Back

San Francisco's Zog's Dogs Sends A Hot Dog To Outer Space....And Back

San Francisco’s Zog’s Dogs recently teamed up with a group of engineers and did what any self-respecting hot dog purveyor dreams of doing.  They went to space.  Well one of their hot dogs did.  And back.  Armed with a camera, a balloon, and a stout GPS system; a hot dog was launched into space and retrieved by the Zog’s Dogs crew.  They even took a bite out of said astronaut dog.  We only wonder if they named it Laika.

Check out the video below.  To celebrate the momentous launch and re-entry of their interplanetary meat in tube form, Zog’s Dogs is offering a special Space Dog Combo: a Zog Dog with Astronaut Ice Cream for dessert – all for $5.  A cosmic deal.

Alabama Resident Zackary Dexter Pace – Accused Of Being Possibly World’s Stupidest Robber

Alabama Resident Zackary Dexter Pace - Accused Of Being Possibly World's Stupidest Robber

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies say report that this 24-year-old employee at Jack’s restaurant in Alabama finished his shift Friday and left work.  Nothing wrong with that.  Sadly, minutes later, he returned with a mask, wielded a gun, and demanded money.

Trouble is, his efforts at disguising himself were so poor that several employees recognized him.  They initially thought he was joking.  He wasn’t.  He robbed the restaurant, taking with him an undisclosed amount of cash.  After he left, the manager called 911 and reported the holdup.

It took restaurant worker Yaneth Ardon just seconds to recognize Pace.

‘I was like, ”is this a joke, is he playing or something,”’ Ardon said.


‘When I heard him talk and I was like, ”that is him”, but then I saw him with a gun and I was like, ”why is he doing this?’’’

“Apparently he needs to work on that disguise a little,” said Chief Deputy Randy Christian.

Sensing that, perhaps he hadn’t bungled the robbery enough, authorities said the robbery suspect showed up Monday to visit with co-workers.  That coincided with a visit from a sheriff’s detective who was there doing employee interviews about the robberies.

The 24-year-old criminal mastermind is currently in jail and is expected to be charged with first-degree robbery.

This Is Just Nacho Day – Mexican Restaurant Infects 200 With Norovirus

This Is Just Nacho Day - Mexican Restaurant Infects 200 With Norovirus

I Am Norovirus

Last week Margarita’s Restaurant in Holland Michigan sickened at least 200 people with Norovirus infections.  The outbreak started on Thursday of last week and by the end of this week the illnesses had been linked to the restaurant.

Symptoms of Norovirus infection, which include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, low-grade fever and chills usually appear about 24-48 hours after exposure and last a day or two.
Lauren Mast shared her story with MLive:


“The food tasted really good – I didn’t think anything was wrong with the food,” Mast said. …


“I’m not mad about it. I don’t blame it on them,” she said of the restaurant. “They probably just forgot to wash their hands or something.”

Local ABC affiliate WZZM 13 spoke with owner Alonzo Salinas, who said the restaurant remained closed last weekend for a thorough cleaning:

“It’s very emotionally draining just because we’re a family owned, family operated restaurant that has worked really hard at gaining the respect of our community,” said owner Alonzo Salinas. “My hopes would be that we could still continue to maintain that integrity of being one of the best Mexican restaurants here in Holland.”

Man Accidentally Shoots Lady Friend at Hooters, Gets Himself Arrested

Man Accidentally Shoots Lady Friend at Hooters, Gets Himself Arrested


Christopher E. Bohn was recently enjoying all that Hooters in Chantilly, Virginia had to offer.  Unfortunately on Saturday afternoon he decided that it was the best time and place to reload his pistol.  Also unfortunately, he accidentally shot his 22-year old lady friend in the ankle.

“The victim was at a restaurant with friends when one of them, Christopher E. Bohn, 36, of Manassas, reloaded his handgun and accidentally fired; striking the victim. She was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. No one else was injured,” police said in a news release.

Bohn was arrested and charged with willfully discharging firearms in a public place, police said.

Infographic Of The Day – Americans Are Fat

Here’s a surprise.  Americans eat too much.  Giant portions, giant sodas, and giant asses.  This new infographic tries to put all that in perspective.  Comparing U.S. serving sizes from today with those of 20 years ago is fairly revealing.  Portions have at least doubled since 1992, sometimes expanding by 400%.  That’s a lot of expansion.  The chart also compares portions between the U.S. and the rest of the world.  Where you aware that people gain weight just by moving here?  Makes sense.  The study mentions a group of Tarahumara Indians (the guys who run bare foot for hundreds of miles) who gained nearly 10 pounds in five weeks after adopting the American diet.

Give the whole infographic a gander – as usual click on the picture for a larger image: Continue reading