You may love bacon, but the thought of eating six pounds of the pork product is enough to make anyone sick.
Anyone except competitive eater Matt “Megatoad” Stonie, who has snagged another award — this time for eating 182 slices of bacon (approximately 6 lbs) in five minutes at the Daytona 500 in Florida on Sunday, Huffington Post reports. The event was sponsored by Smithfield bacon.
According to CompetitveEaters.com, the previous unofficial record was set by Mark “The Human Vacuum” Lyle, who ate just 54 pieces in five minutes.
The competition Stonie won was set up by Major League Eaters, and was their first venture into bacon-eating. MLE currently ranks Stonie second in the world of competitive eating.
Stonie takes an interesting approach to eating bacon, grabbing a handful, bending it in half, chomping away and following it with a glass of water. According to his Facebook page, he is very picky about how he likes his bacon prepared.
After taking the title, the 22-year-old told Huffington Post that “the bacon was cooked just the way I like it — a little crispy because I don’t like having to chew it.” He added: “It can’t be too crispy and if it’s not warm when I get it, the fat coagulates into lard.”
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