Thursday, October 12, 2006

Looks like eating ice cream is hard work

Dude eats 247 jalapenos in eight minutes

A 62-year-old retired accountant from Nevada swallowed 247 peppers in eight minutes to win the Jalapeno Eating World Championship at the State Fair of Texas.

Richard LeFevre won $2,000 for prevailing in Sunday's contest, which was sponsored by the International Federation of Competitive Eating.

"I love to eat, and I love to compete, so the two go pretty well together," said LeFevre, the world's eighth-ranked eater according to the federation.

The 26-year-old required several minutes of recovery time after eating 53 jalapenos. "I cant feel my face," he said when he was able to speak again.

Dr. Daniel DeMarco, a gastroenterologist and director of endoscopy at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, said the amount of jalapenos consumed in an eating contest is more harmful than the burn. Article here.

This kid's life was ruined by being teabagged?

You can "roll-up" this frying pan?

The Scroll Pan designed by Sam Hextall was created for the specific purpose of providing a usable cooking surface that could also be reduced in size for easy storage. The pan rolls up on each handle not unlike a paper scroll would, and can then be stored in a hanging sleeve to keep it out of the way when not being used. via

This dog loves his sluuurrrppppeee!

"We Built This City" = worst song of all-time?

Blender music magazine editors chose Starship's 1985 hit "We Built This City" as the worst song of all time... Now they've assigned contributor Russ Heller to set a world record for repeatedly listening to the worst song ever. He'll sit in a plexiglass booth at the Best Buy in NoHo starting Friday at 8 a.m. and grit his teeth as "We Built This City" is played at least 324 times over a grueling 24 hours.

I love the 80’s as much as the next person, but 24 hours of that one song would make me go insane.

True friends.

(I think it's funny the girls are laughing in the background)

$20 bet to climb tree, dude ends up dead?

Julian Spencer was adept at climbing trees as a young boy in his native Jamaica. So when the 49-year-old Dolton man bet a buddy he could scale the tree in front of another friend's Englewood home Monday night, he thought he made an easy $20.

Instead, Spencer tumbled 15 feet to his death when a branch he crawled up to broke during his quest to prove he still had what it takes, police said. He died at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn from head injuries, the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

Spencer wasn't drinking alcohol -- just water -- when he scaled the tree, taking off his shoes and handing his wallet to Lawrence Williams, who lives in the basement of a home near the tree, friends said. Spencer crashed head first to the pavement, Williams said. Article here.

Put your hands in the air and say yeah, [puke]

Husband tried to kill his wife with latex glove?

A spurned husband tried to murder his estranged wife by triggering her life-threatening allergy to latex with a rubber glove, a court heard yesterday.

Charles Henson, 39, put his fingers in Allison Phelps's mouth while wearing the glove and told her she would die within four minutes, Lynne Matthews, prosecuting, told Bristol Crown Court.

The jury heard Henson had allegedly turned on the gas oven and hobs at their former marital home in an attempt to poison her.

But when she woke and tried to rush out of the house Henson grabbed her by the hair and put his glove in her mouth, Mrs Matthews said.

When her new boyfriend, Michael Phelps, tried to intervene, Henson stabbed him four times, causing wounds that needed 35 stitches, the jury was told.

Henson, an American, of no fixed address, denied attempting to murder Miss Phelps. He also denied attempting to administer noxious chemicals to her, aggravated burglary, and wounding Mr Phelps with intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.

The court heard Henson was angry that his wife had changed her name to Phelps while she and the defendant were still legally married. Miss Phelps had a life-threatening allergy to latex and carried an adrenaline injection with her at all times, the jury was told.

The court heard Miss Phelps and Henson had started communicating in October 2004 when they both used fetish chatrooms. The couple met face-to-face in March last year when Henson came to Britain on holiday. He moved in with her in June that year and they married in the July but separated soon afterwards. Article here.

One click butter cutter, clever or just stupid?

This butter cutter delivers one standard pat with each click of the handle. Pretty cool if you ask me. Only costs $20. Click here to buy one.

The dorkiest costume of all-time

High school students hit by 'touchdown cannon'

Five students in Seattle were hurt when they were struck by a High School touchdown cannon at the start of Friday's homecoming game.

Shannon Parthemer, spokeswoman for the Snohomish School District, said the students were standing on the sidelines, near the track at Veterans Memorial Stadium. One student was taken to Providence Everett Medical Center; the other four were released to their parents.

Parthemer didn't know who was operating the cannon and did not know if the students were struck by cannon fire or by some sort of flying debris caused by a possible cannon malfunction.

"The district is going to do a full investigation. Our primary concern is for the students," Parthemer said. A cannon has been used for years at the Snohomish County high school, Parthemer said. Article here.

...caught my roommate practicing strip moves

(nice helmet dude?!?)

Get it straight Andy Dick is bisexual, not gay.

Comedian Andy Dick insists that he is not gay, even though he's been sexually intimate with men. Dick just completed his seventh stint in rehab for drug and alcohol abuse and claims he is an easy target for the tabloid media.
He tells the Washington Post, "I'm not even gay! Last year, it was anal warts, which I don't have. This year, it's AIDS and gay. Which I don't have and I'm not. No and no. Just because I've been with guys, and I'm bi(sexual), doesn't mean I'm gay."

Dick claims people are jealous of his success and his liberal attitude: "They really love to jump down my throat and rake me across the coals. Just love it. People love to hate. I have a love-hate relationship with the world. The world loves to hate me. It really seems that way now. It all boils down to jealousy. People are upset that they can't do what I do. They hold back. They see me not holding back." Source